According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Wednesday, the President described as “inhuman, wicked and callous” such an attack on “helpless and defenceless people”.
The IOM Chief of Mission in Nigeria, Franz Celestin, who confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday, however, did not disclose the number of Nigerians killed in the attack.
The National Emergency Management Agency on Friday said a total of 14,036 Nigerians have voluntarily returned home under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme which began in April 2017.
Libya’s coastguard rescued a total of 124 migrants after their boats broke down during Europe-bound journeys, the country’s navy said on Wednesday.
The National Emergency Management Agency has received another batch of 195 stranded Nigerians from Libya.
Pope Francis on Wednesday offered a ride on his popemobile to eight children of migrants who recently arrived in Italy from war-torn Libya.
Libya’s deadlocked warring parties must return to the negotiating table to prevent further displacement and terrorism, the United Nations envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salame, said on Monday.
The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons on Wednesday said that it would need more support in the rehabilitation and reintegration of migrant returnees from Libya and other countries.
Pope Francis on Sunday called for the evacuation of refugees held in detention camps in Libya as fighting there escalates.
President Idris Deby Itno of Chad on Saturday in N’Djamena, advocated for the relocation of the Secretariat of the Community of Sahel Saharan States away from Libya.
The National Emergency Management Agency says 12,974 Nigerians have voluntarily returned from Libya in two years.
The National Emergency Management Agency has received another batch of 180 stranded Nigerians from Libya.
Members of the U23 Eagles have expressed their displeasure over the inability of the Nigeria Football Federation to settle their camp and match allowances against Libya.
Nigeria’s Under 23 Eagles, otherwise known as the Olympic Eagles, have been drawn against Sudan in the final round of the U23 AFCON 2019 qualifiers.
Nigeria sailed into the final round of the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifying series on Monday, beating Libya 4-0 on the back of a Victor Osimhen hat-trick at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State.
Nigeria began the race towards the defence of their African Under-23 title on Wednesday on a sour note as they lost 0-2 defeat to their Libyan counterparts in Tunisia.
Cup holders Nigeria begin the race towards a successful defence of their Africa U23 title in Tunisia on Wednesday when they take on their Libyan counterparts in a first round, first leg encounter of the qualification series.
The National Emergency Management Agency on Friday said 12,574 Nigerians have so far returned from Libya under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme, which began in April 2017.
At least, 326 stranded Nigerians in Libya have arrived Nigeria, the National Emergency Management Agency has said.
The National Emergency Management Agency has received another batch of 160 stranded Nigerians from Libya.