298 stranded Nigerians arrive from Libya prisons 


By Bose Adelaja 


CITIZENS COMPASS —A total number of 298 stranded  Nigerians arrived from Libyan prisons within a space of a week. 

They were repatriated to the country in two separate chartered flights. 

The flight came with 161 Returnees on August 21, 2023, while the flight conveying 137 Returnees arrived  on Tuesday, August 28, 2023. 

The Returnees whose women have spent varying periods in various detection camps in the troubled northern African country complained of bitter experiences in the country. 

The Coordinator, Lagos State Territorial District, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye said the profile of the Returnees indicates that 119 adult females mostly pregnant, three female children and two female infants were among the Returnees while 170 adult males, three male children and One male infant completed the total of 298 that were brought back.

The Returnees who were aboard Al Buraq Air Boeing 737-800 with registration number 5A-DMG arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja at about 1738 hours Monday night.

IOM, NEMA, Port Health and NCFRM were the Agencies on ground to receive the Returnees.


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