The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said today it received another set of 107 stranded Nigerians from Tripoli, Libya.

The Director General of the Agency, Alhaji Mustapha Habib Ahmed, who received the Returnees on arrival disclosed that the flight brought the total number of assisted voluntary Returnees to 690 in five flights through Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja.

The Returnees were brought in aboard Al Buraq Air Boeing 737-800 with registration number 5A-DMG which landed at about 1545 hour’s at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja.

The profile of those brought back shows that 48 adult females including three medical cases, five female children and one infant female were among the Returnees.

Also, the profile further indicates that 49 adult males, three male children and one male infant completed the 107 number of today’s Returnees.

The Director General who was represented by the Chief Relief and Rehabilitation Officer, Mr Aziz Afunku further elaborated that in February 2023, a total of 105 stranded Nigerians were repatriated with an additional 281 assisted back to the country in March, 2023.

In April this year, a total of 259 have so far been assisted back into the country.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) with support of international partners has been assisting distressed Nigerians stranded in Libya back to them since 2017.

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