70% of the Libya returnees are from Edo State – Solomon Okoduwa

Solomon Okoduwa, a member of the Edo States Task Force on Libya Returnees says the State has the most elevated number of Nigerians who are being repatriated from Libya, with indigenes of the state comprising around 70 percent of the returnees. He said the casualties were subjected to dehumanizing knowledge by their captors.

He likewise uncovered that about  560 Nigerians are required to be repatriated into the nation from Libya this week, while a portion of the female casualties, who were as of late cleared from Libya, are said to be pregnant in the wake of being assaulted by their captors while in detainment in Libya.

According to him, the expected Libya returnees consist of two groups of about 280 people each. He gave the expected date for the arrival of the Nigerians as Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

He stated that about 780 Libya returnees, who were indigenes of Edo State, had been brought to the state upon their arrival at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos. He said that the state government was solely responsible for the rehabilitation and training of the Libya returnees, calling on local and international organisation to assist the  government in rehabilitating the Libya returnees.

He said: “Apart from taking care of the returnees from the moment they land in Lagos, Edo State government pays children returnees N10,000; adults get N20, 000, while pregnant women get N25,000  each within the first three months of their arrival. “We also provide accommodation, medicare, training and other important needs while they are with us. “

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