257 More Nigerians Return From Libya

SAN FRANCISCO, December 06, (THEWILL) – 257 Nigerians have been repartriated from Libya a few hours after 144 Nigerians voluntarily returned from the North African country.

The spokesperson for the Lagos Airport Police Command, Mr Joseph Alabi, said the returnees arrived aboard a Libyan Airlines aircraft at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Wednesday, at about 1.30 a.m.

He said they were assisted back to Nigeria by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) after being stranded in Libya.

“We received another batch of Nigerians early this morning from Libya,” Alabi revealed.

“They comprised of 65 adult females, 179 adult males, seven children and six infants.

“Four of the returnees had medical cases and were promptly taken away on an ambulance for treatment.

“The returnees were received by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, Nigerian Immigration Service, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.”

THEWILL recalls that a previous set of 144 Nigerians had arrived on Tuesday at about 6.45 p.m. aboard a chartered Buraq Airlines aircraft with registration number 5A-DMG.

They were received at the Hajj Camp area of the airport by the Wife of the President, Haija Aisha Buhari, represented by the Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Bolanle Ambode.

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