By G9ija

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the arrival of 160 Nigerians stranded in Tripoli, Libya.

The returnees were received by the Director, Consular and Legal Department of the ministry, Bolaji Akinremi, at Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja, in the early hours of Wednesday.

“The returnees who were aboard a chartered flight comprised of 98 adults and 62 children.

“Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NIDCOM, NIS and NCDC, were on hand to receive the returnees and ensure all COVID -19 protocols were dutifully observed”, Akinremi said.

He said the return of the stranded Nigerians was facilitated by the Federal Government in collaboration with  the International Organization for Migration.

He said the returnees had been camped at the FCT Hajj camp to observe the mandatory 14 days isolation as part  of the COVID-19 protocol.