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Libyan authorities voluntarily return 91 irregular migrants to Niger

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The Libyan authorities announced on Wednesday that they had returned 91 voluntary irregular migrants to their country of origin, Nijer, in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration.

This is what the head of the service for the deportation of irregular migrants at Misrata International Airport, Hussein Al-Amin Al-Turki, told the Anadolu Agency (AA) on the sidelines of the deportation process. .

Al-Turki said: “Today we flew from Misrata International Airport to Niamey International Airport, in accordance with the voluntary return of irregular migrants.”

He added: “The migrants numbered 91, including 6 men, 25 women and 60 children and infants, through the International Organization for Migration (IOM)”.

On Tuesday, 162 Nigerian migrants returned voluntarily to their country, via Mitiga airport in the capital, Tripoli, after arriving in Libya to leave from there to Europe.

Libya is a main point of departure for irregular migrants fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East and wishing to settle in Europe.

* Translated from Arabic by Malèk Jomni

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