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137 stranded Nigerians arrive from Libya

CITIZENS COMPASS– THE National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received a batch of 137 stranded Nigerians from Libya.

The Returnees arrived the Cargo Wing of Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, at about 5.15pm, on Monday, October 24, 2022.

The return was facilitated by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) under it’s Voluntary Assisted Programme.

They were received by the officials of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.

On arrival, they were received by Ibrahim Farinloye, the Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office who represented NEMA Director General, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed.

According to him, thr breakdown of the Returnees aboard the Al Buraq Air Boeing 737-800 with registration number 5A-DMG indicates that 52 female adults and one female infants were returned to the country.

Others were 76 adult males, four male children and two male infants which brought the total number of the Returnees to 137.

The Monday journey occurred in less than two weeks after a batch of126 stranded Nigerians returned home from Libya on October 12, 2022.

This increased the total figure of Libya Returnees to Nigeria at 263 in less then two weeks.


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