The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has confirmed the return of more than 160 illegal immigrants from Sabha to Nigeria via Tammanhint Civil Airport.

"The repatriation of migrants came through the voluntary humanitarian safe return program of the IOM, in assistance with the EU Trust Fund," IOM stated on its website, Friday.

The IOM confirmed earlier that since 2015, more than 40 thousand stranded migrants in Libya were repatriated via the voluntary return program.