International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Aboard and the Ministry of Interior, has repatriated 169 Gambians from Libya.
This is the second batch of returnees following the repatriation of 140 Gambians sometime last month.
The deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ebrima Jobe, said consultations for the repatriation were done in collaboration with the IOM for Gambians living in Libya to come home voluntarily as “nobody was forced to return home”.
He assured Gambians that they would try by all means to repatriate the reminding Gambians living in Libya.
DPS Jobe added that there are more than 10 women, and babies as well as people, who are very ill among the returnees, but they would try to take care as they monitor their situation.
He assured the returnees that the Government of The Gambia will try by all means to ensure they are provided with all that they need to be able to stand on their feet again.
He also blamed the returnees for going to Libya after knowing that there is no legitimate Government in that country.