National Emergency Management Agency said it has received another set of 130 Stranded Nigerians from Tripoli, Libya.

The Director General of the Agency, Alhaji Mustapha Habib Ahmed received the Returnees on arrival at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja.

The Returnees landed at the airport aboard Al Buraq Air Boeing 737-800 with registration number 5A-DMG at about 4:16pm.

This set makes it the second batch of distressed Nigerians being assisted back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration within 24 hours making up a total 281 repatriated back to the country.

The Director General represented by Mrs. Adenike Ibitayo, Chief Search and Rescue Officer disclosed that a total of 69 females were brought back including 62 adults and seven children.

Also among the Returnees are 61 males which also included 58 adults, one child and two infants.

The Returnees left the country with a view of seeking greener pastures in the distressed Northern African country of Libya or trying to cross over to Europe.

The conditions they met in Libya became unbearable while those that tried to cross over to Europe could not succeed and became stranded in Libya.

The International Organisation for Migration and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya rallied round to the aid of all those who expressed willingness to return to Nigeria.

Nigeria Immigration Service, NAPTIP, Refugee Commission and the Police are the stakeholders that participated in exercise.


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