NEMA receives 95 stranded Nigerians from Libya

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FRCN Abuja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday received 95 Nigerians stranded from Libya at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Habib Mustapha, represented by the Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of the Agency, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed their arrival.

Mr Farinloye said that the stranded Nigerians arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Tuesday night with Al Buraq airline with number UZ189/16/5A- DMG-MJI.

He said that the returnees were brought back to the country by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) through a voluntary repatriation programme for the distressed who had left the country to seek greener pastures in various European countries but could not afford to return home.

According to Mr Farinloye, the returnees are 60 male adults, 29 female adults, three male and one female teenager, with two infants (one male and the other female).

According to NAN, among the returnees were two males who had various degrees of health-related issues.

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