Nigeria starts large scale evacuation of its citizens from Libya

7 January 2018

Nigeria is starting flights to evacuate thousands of its citizens from Libya. The measure will continue until all those wanting to return home have done so, Nigerian foreign minister said yesterday. The government had two planes arriving in the Libyan capital to evacuate up to 800 Nigerians yesterday, the minister said during a news conference. Nigeria had been expecting to fly back about 5,500 migrants, he also said. But the situation on the ground made the actual number hard to ascertain.