The Federal Government has revealed that it has received over one hundred irregular Nigerian migrants stranded in the neighboring country, Niger Republic.
The Southwest Zonal Coordinator, National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Mr Alexander Oturu, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to the commission, Nigerians received thirty males, twenty nine females, forty four children and three infants, adding that the return was facilitated by the Nigerian Mission in Niamey. “The migrants were conveyed to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, camp where the NCFRMI and International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have a tripartite agreement to provide temporary shelter for the returnees.
“Before they are provided with onward transportation allowance to enable them get to their final destinations,”