Feb 17, 2010, 11:20 AM
As many as 31 Gambian youths were on Friday 12 June 2009, returned from
Confirming the story, Mr. Buba Sagnia, the Deputy Director of Immigration said "these were people who went by sea and the Sahara desert via
It could be recalled that in September 2008 as many as 103 people considered to be illegal immigrants were repatriated from
The plane reportedly spent several hours at the
Only 38 of the 103 illegal immigrants were lately repatriated.
Sources added that the rest were allowed to live in
Most of these people, mainly youths, embark on risky, mostly sea voyages to reach
It has been reported of late that a total of 27 Gambian youths were confirmed dead when their boat capsized off the coast of Libya during a new upsurge of illegal migration to Europe, notably Spain and Italy.