10 December 2012

Gambia: 24 More Gambian Returnees Arrived From Libya

24 more Gambian would-be migrants were last Friday returned to Banjul from Libya, immigration sources have told The Point.

The returnees, according to superintendent Ba Ensa Jawara, public relations officer of the Gambia Immigration Department, arrived in Dakar, Senegal, on a flight before travelling to Banjul over land.

The development came barely three weeks after a total of 244 Gambian youths were returned from Libya.

Giving a breakdown of the returnees, the Immigration mouthpiece said one hailed from Banjul, seven from the Kanifing Municipality, two from the West Coast Region, three from the Lower River Region, two from the North Bank Region and nine from the Upper River Region.

While urging youths to desist from embarking on such perilous journeys, Jawara said the government has no problem with people travelling, but it has to be done through the right channels.

The Immigration spokesperson further said that the government has invested a lot towards the empowerment of the youths in the country.

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