Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Another batch of 171 Nigerians return from Libya

The Libya returnees at the airport on Tuesday. Photo: NAN

A total of 171 Nigerians stranded in Libya were on Tuesday brought back home from the North African country.

The returnees arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, aboard a Burac Air chartered flight with registration number TNSIB (UZ189/190).

Their return was facilitated by the International Organization of Migration (IOM) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

Officials of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced (NCFRMI) were also on hand at the Lagos airport to receive the returnees.

Among the 171 returnees, were 95 females, consisting 83 adults, 10 children and two infants with 73 male adults, two children and an infant.

The Deputy Director, Search and Rescue, NEMA, Dr. Bandele Onimode, who represented the Director General of the Agency, Alhaji Mohammed Sidi, said a total of 643 Nigerians had been brought back to the country between December 15, 2016 and Tuesday.

He said a new born baby was among those brought back home.

Source: NAN

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