The Federal Government has secured the release of sixty out of the seventy-three Nigerians imprisoned in Tanzania.
Head of Media and Public Relations Unit, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, disclosed this in a statement. He noted that the agency had been working on repatriation of prisoners before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Most of them were arrested for alleged drug-related offences, while a few offences bothered on immigration.
Mr Balogun said the amnesty for the prisoners was eventually made possible by the Nigerian ambassador to Tanzania.
He explained that the mission has been visiting other correctional facilities in Tanzania to check for other Nigerians who may be serving jail terms.