174 STRANDED NIGERIANS RETURN FROM LIBYA
Written by Kayode Sanni on August 17, 2022
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA has rescued fresh returnees from Libya.
NEMA’s Director General, MUSTAPHA HABIB AHMED who disclosed this in a statement, said the returnees were brought back aboard Al Buraq Air Boeing 737-800.
The Director General who was represented by Mr IBRAHIM FARINLOYE, the Lagos state coordinator said 75 male adults, 12 male children and three male infants were also aboard the flight.
According to IBRAHIM, profiles of the returnees show that 69 female adults, five female children and 10 female infants were brought back and among the returnees are 23 with minor medical cases.
He stated that International Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with European Union has been repatriating thousands of stranded Nigerian from various countries since 2017 through a special Assisted Voluntary Repatriation program.