The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 158 Nigerians from Libya on Thursday morning.
The Head of NEMA Territorial Office in Lagos, Alhaji Idris Muhammed, has briefed newsmen that the agency received the returnees on behalf of the Federal Government.
The returnees from Libya arrived in the country few hours after 187 Nigerians returned from South Africa. Muhammed said the Al Buraq Air aircraft which brought back the returnees was a chartered flight, which landed at the cargo wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos at about 12:55 a.m.
He said, the clearing of this batch of Nigerians from Libya was aided by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme. “The breakdown of the returnees after profiling indicates that they are 56 adult female including eight pregnant women, three female children and five female infants.
“It also includes 84 male adult, five male children and five male infants, while seven returnees have minor medical cases.” Other agencies involved in the reception of the returnees were the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Nigeria Immigration Service and the Federal Airports Authourity of Nigeria. (NAN)