Friday, June 21, 2019

14,000 Nigerians returned from Libya, France

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday said a total of 14,036 Nigerians have voluntarily returned home under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme which began in April 2017.

The Nigerians, who were stranded in Libya, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ireland, France, Gambia, Austria, Poland, Morocco and Liberia, were brought back by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU).

The Coordinator, NEMA Lagos Territorial Office, Alhaji Idris Muhammed, made the disclosure while receiving a new batch of 137 Nigerians who returned from Libya on Thursday.


Muhammad said said out of the total 14,036 returnees repatriated so far, 12,457 were brought back from Libya.

He said: “The analysis on the total number that have been brought back indicates that 465 males and 408 females amongst those brought back had psychosocial related needs.


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