Gambia’s Minister of the Interior says about 165 nationals have voluntarily returned home from the north African nation of Libya.
Minister Mai Ahmad Fatty disclosed that the batch of Gambians returned home on Thursday.
Gambian returnees now total 1,467, the Interior Minister said.
Earlier this year, another group of Gambian migrants returned home.
Scores of Gambians often leave home to attempt the perilous journey to Europe and other parts of the world because of tough economic conditions back home.
Help is being provided to resettle and re-integrate the returnees, the Interior Minister said.
Africanews. reports that the Gambian government, has, meantime, has entered a deal with the European Union in the area of irregular migration. Interior Minister Mai Ahmad Fatty signed the 3.9m euro deal on behalf of the government.