149 Nigerians return home from Libya via IOM voluntarily program

An IOM bus takes embassy representatives to the detention center. Photo: IOM

The Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency said it had received 149 Nigerians who voluntarily returned from Libya.

The returnees were said to have arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday aboard a chartered flight operated by Buraq Airlines.

NEMA said the returnees comprised of 107 male adults, 37 female adults, four female children and one female infant, reported the News Agency of Nigeria.

The Programme Manager, International Organisation for Migration, Lagos, Mr. Abrham Tamrat, was said to have handed the returnees over to the South-West Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Alhaji Yakubu Suleiman.

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