19 December 2012

Gambia: 54 More Gambian Youths Return From Libya

Nbr — A total of 54Gambian youths who were in Libya, Tuesday returned back to the Gambia. Speaking shortly after their arrival in the Gambia, the public relations officer of the Gambia Immigration Department Spt. Ensa Jawara said the returnees were evacuated from Libya through the efforts of the International Migration Organisation (IMO) and the government of The Gambia.

He advised young people to desist from such illegal journeys. He highlighted the numerous opportunities government created for youths in this country and urged them to make best use of it rather than engaging in such risky and illegal journeys.

The deputy police commissioner for North Bank Region- Malamin Sankareh also advised the youths to make good use of the opportunities at their door steps.

Aboubakar Touray, one of the returnees confirmed that the way to Libya is so risky and they spent lot of money and face lots of difficulties. He thanked the government of The Gambia for their efforts in bringing them back home.

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