NEMA receives 162 Nigerian returnees from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday said it had received 162 Nigerian returnees from Libya through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. Farinloye said the returnees who were stranded in Libya, departed Mitiga International Airport, Tripoli, aboard a chartered Buraq Aircraft at 10.00pm local time and arrived at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, on Wednesday, at 2.10am Nigerian time. “The returnees were brought back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration through voluntary repatriation programme for the distressed persons. “They had left the country to seek for greener pasture in various European countries but could not afford to return when their journey became frustrated. “The International Organisation for Migration since 2017 had assisted to bring about 21,000 distressed Nigerians back to the country,” Farinloye said. He said the returnees were 98 adult females, 28 adult males, 19 female children and five male children, nine female infants and three male infants. Farinloye said five of the returnees …

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NEMA receives 153 Nigerian returnees from Libya

By Yunus Yusuf Lagos – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 153 stranded Nigerians from Libya. The Director-General of NEMA, Mr Mustapha Maihajja, represented by Mr Slaku Lugard, an official of the agency, received the returnees on Wednesday in Lagos. Maihajja said that the Nigerians arrived in the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at about 3:45a.m. According to him, the returnees are brought via Al Buraq Air Boeing 737 aircraft with flight number UZ 189 and registration number 5A-DMG. He said that the Nigerians were brought by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and European Union on the platform of the Assisted Voluntary Returnees (AVR) Programme. He also said that the returnees comprised 59 female adults, four female children and seven female infants as well as 78 adult males, three male children and two male infants. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that other agencies which received the returnees included the Nigeria Immigration Service and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons. Others were the Federal Airports Authority …

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