150 distressed Nigerians return from Libya 

… Two in critical condition 


CITIZENS COMPASS —NO fewer than 150 traumatised/distressed Nigerians have been repatriated back to Nigeria from Libya.

The Nigerians were assisted back in a voluntary repatriation exercise programme by the United Nation’s International Organisation for Migration (UN’IOM) on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. 

The Returnees were received by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and sister agencies as their flight, Al Buraq Air Boeing 737-800 with registration number 5A-DMG touched down at the Cargo Wing of Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja at about 1628 hours.

The Coordinator, Lagos State Territorial District, Ibrahim Farinloye said profiles of the Returnees indicate that 110 adult women including two who have critical health challenges, 15 female children and 4 female infants along with 14 men, 8 male children and 4 infant males arrived Nigeria aboard the flight.

Some of the Returnees demonstrated their joy for the success of their return back to Nigeria.

Agencies on ground to receive the Nigerians were NEMA, Nigeria Refugee Commission, Immigration Service, FAAN and Nigeria Port Health Services


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