The Yobe government on Saturday reunited 29 indigenes of the state repatriated from Libya to Nigeria with their families.

Alhaji Ahmed Goniri, Commissioner for Justice and Chairman of the repatriation committee, said the affected persons were repatriated to the country through the Port Harcourt international airport.

He said that the 29 persons willingly submitted themselves to be repatriated back to Nigeria due to scarcity of law and order in Libya.

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Goniri said: “These people have been in Libya doing legitimate business long before the break down of the political situation in that country.

“The deteriorating political situation in Libya, made Nigerians ynsafe and soft targets of attack which made them to come back
home.”

Goniri, said the 29 returnees were fully screened by security agencies and health institutions are to ascertain their status
before released into the society.

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Also Alhaji Musa Jidawa, Permanent Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency, commended NEMA for the good working
synergy to safeguard the returnees.