Friday, December 6, 2019

168 Nigerians return from Libya

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday received fresh batch of 168 Nigerians from Libya.

The distressed and stranded Nigerians were among the Voluntary Returnees who were assisted back to Nigeria by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the support of European Union (EU) as a special intervention were received at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Cargo Wing on arrival by Ibrahim Farinloye, the Acting Coordinator of NEMA Lagos Territorial Office on behalf of Director-General of NEMA, Engr Mustapha Maihajja.

The Returnees who arrived the country aboard Al Buraq airline landed about 5: 42 am on Friday after 12 hours delay.

After profiling, the 38 adult females, five female children were brought back while 109 adult males, six male children and 10 infants were among the new Returnees.

Those so far returned from Libya according to NEMA from Libya in the last few years comprise 8,096 males and 5,788 females alone.

The NEMA official said the number of Returnees brought to Nigeria from 16 countries includes 15,731 since April, 2017 till date.