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162 Nigerians return from Libya

An Airbus 320 aircraft with registration number 5A-WAT on Thursday arrived the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) at about 3pm with 162 Nigerian voluntary returnees, who were stranded in the war torn country Libya.

The returnees comprises of 132 males, 27 females and three children

Two of the voluntary returnees have health challenges and were stretched out of the aircraft through the exit door at the tail of the aircraft by officials of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and transported with its ambulance to undisclosed hospital.

The returnees were brought back by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with Nigeria Embassy in Libya.

The returnees’ were received and their details were taken by the Nigeria Immigration Service, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Police, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NATIP).

Some of the returnees were smiling on alighting from the aircraft while others could not, but quietly strolled into waiting busses belonging to the Skypower Aviation Handling Company (SAHCOL) and the Presidency that took them to Hajj Camp.

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