Yobe Govt Reunites 216 Deportees From Libya With Families
The Yobe State Government has reunited additional 216 persons deported from Libya with their families in the state.
Alhaji Ahmed Goniri, the state Commissioner for Justice and Chairman of Repatriation Committee, said this while handing over the deportees to their respective local council chairmen in Damaturu.
He said 182 out of the 216 persons were indigenes of the state, while 33 others were from Niger Republic and one from Borno.
“They initially claimed to be from Yobe state but on profiling, we realised that 33 were from border communities in Niger Republic while one was from Borno.
“We have now handed over the Nigeriens to the state Controller of Immigration for onward repatriation to their country,” he said.
The commissioner lauded Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam for his speedy approval to evacuate the returnees.