The first badge of migrants from Libya totalling 133 Gambians last night touch down at the Banjul international airport.
The International Organization for Migration said the rest is expected a few days later. IOM went further to disclosed that the returnees themselves chose to come back after the restoration of human rights and the rule of law in the Gambia, following the election of a new government led by President Barrow who had immediately ended human rights abuses in the country.
When we contacted the foreign affairs ministry where communication officer Saikou Ceesay confirmed the story adding that the new government of President Barrow has made it known that it will take the concern welfare of Gambians abroad as top priority. “The migrants themselves have expressed their intention to come back because of the positive change in the human rights situation in the Gambia and this ministry will never relent in responding to the welfare of Gambian citizens abroad,” he said. He confirmed that 133 migrants landed in Banjul.