Twenty-two family members of Islamic State fighters killed in Abuja are currently in the city. Their return from Libya was announced by the Federal Government. These 101 Nigerians were repatriated from Libya.
The individuals, according to a statement by Head, Media, Public Relations and Protocols, National Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abdur-Rahman Balogun, were received by officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs; NIDCOM; Nigeria Centre for Disease Control; National Drug Law Enforcement Agency; National Emergency Management Agency; Department of State Services; Nigeria Immigration Service and Port Health.
The statement said, “The Nigerians stranded in Libya include 22 former ISIS members and their families.
“All evacuees came with negative PCR results for Covid-19 and landed at the GAT wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at exactly 10.15 pm aboard Air Force C130.”
Libya has been wracked by violent extremism since Muammar Gaddafi, the country’s strongman, died. ISIS fighters are scattered throughout the country.
Libyan leader Gaddafi was killed in an uprising in 2011.
Since his death, many parts of Libya have been at war