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The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq received the returnees on behalf of the federal government.

The Minister of Interior Lieutenant General (retd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, has said Nigeria is collaborating with the UNHCR through the Technical Working Group to actualize the voluntary repatriation of the refugees in safety and dignity.

Libya has become a preferred departure point for illegal immigrants hoping to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe because of insecurity and chaos in the North African country following the 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi.