Authorities of the National Emergency Management Agency received a total of 141 male and female stranded Nigerian adults after arriving from Libya late Tuesday.
The development was reported on Wednesday by Ibrahim Farinloye, Coordinator, NEMA Lagos Territorial Office.
He claimed that at approximately 11:50 p.m., the returnees—who were welcomed on behalf of the Federal Government—arrived at the cargo wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja.
He mentioned that the International Organization for Migration, which receives support from the European Union, helped the victims return to their home country.
Farinloye said, “NEMA has received a fresh batch of 175 stranded Nigerian returnees from Libya. The Director General of the Agency, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed, represented by the Lagos Territorial Office Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye, received the returnees on behalf of the federal government on arrival.
“The returnees arrived in the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja aboard Boeing 737-800 Al Buraq Air with registration number 5A-DMG. The flight landed at the airport around 11:50pm under light rain drops.
“At the end of profiling and documentation of the returnees, the statistics of the new returnees shows that the female adults are 64, female children are 12 and the infant females are five making the total 81 females assisted back into the country by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) with funding from European Union.
“Also, the profile indicated that male adults are 77, male children 11 and six infant males, making a total of 94 males were brought back, including four medical cases, two females and two males.
“Other agencies along with NEMA at the reception for the returnees are NUD, FAAN, NAPTIP, Refugee Commission and the police.”