Updated: Migrants escape from detention centre
Members of the Detention Service and the police are involved in a search following the escape of two migrants from Hal Far detention centre last night.
Informed sources said the two men, both Nigerians had been transferred to Hal Far from Safi detention centre yesterday to be interviewed ahead of their deportation since their application for refugee status had been refused.
The sources said there was a 'commotion' during he transfer from Safi to Hal Far.
It is understood that three migrants tried to escape from Hal Far but one was caught immediately by the Detention Service officers.
The planned deportation of the Nigerians follows the deportation of 35 migrants to Ghana last week.
Coincidentally, Home Affairs Minister Carm Mifsud Bonnici is today due to visit the nearby Hal Far Open Centre, where tents are being replaced with 100 pre-fabricated homes.