Attack on Migrant Centre: Buhari Meets with Head of Libya’s UN-backed Government

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SWITZERLAND, JULY 08 – In the aftermath of the heinous airstrike on an African migrant detention centre near Tripoli, President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the head of Libya’s United Nations-backed government, Mr. Fayez Al-Sarraj.

According to the presidential aide on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, Buhari met with the Libyan leader on the side lines of the ongoing 12th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government, in Niamey, Niger Republic.

Not less than 40 people lost their lives last week after an air strike hit a detention centre for African migrants in the Tajoura suburb of the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

Some 130 people were injured at the centre, which the UN-backed government says was hit by an air strike.

Many Nigerians are believed to be among the casualties of the attack, which many people have condemned as a war crime. Ahmed Idris, an Aljazeera correspondent said over 150 Nigerians are at that detention centre.

President Buhari has already condemned the attack, which is being blamed on forces loyal to Libyan rebel commander, Gen Halifa Haftar.

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