138 Nigerians voluntarily return home from Libya

  • Libyan Express |
  • Wednesday 4 October 2017

“The 138 returnees were brought back to Nigeria on the expression of interest to return to the country through the assistance of IOM,” he said. (Photo: Internet)

138 Nigerians voluntarily returned to their country from Libya on Tuesday with the help of the International Organisation for Migration.

It was gathered that the returnees, who were received by the officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, were said to have been stranded in Libya following failed attempts to cross over to Europe.

They arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 8.05 pm.

The Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, South-West, Mr. Suleiman Yakubu, said four out of the returnees were critically ill and needed urgent medical attention.

Yakubu, who represented the Director General of NEMA, Mr. Mustapha Maihaja, said the 138 people were made up of 65 female adults, two teenage girls and two female infants; 64 male adults, two teenage boys and three male infants.

“The 138 returnees were brought back to Nigeria on the expression of interest to return to the country through the assistance of IOM,” he said.


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