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Another 161 Nigerians return from Libya



Another batch of 161 Nigerians in Libya were yesterday repatriated back to the country courtesy of the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and European Union.

The conveying aircraft, Boeing 737-800 with registration number 5A-DMG, landed at the Cargo Wing of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), at 7:37 p.m. with the voluntary returnees.

Among the returnees are 78 female adults and two female infants, while males are 71 adults, five children and five male infants made up the total of 161 returnees that include two medical cases.


Southwest Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Suleiman Yakubu, who represented the Director General, Mustapha Maihajja, received the returnees on behalf of Federal Government.

Yakubu appealed to the returnees that Federal Government is working with state governments to ensure that returnees are well taken care off by they states of origin.

He said that the previous returnees were received and accommodated in befitting hotels at strategic locations because of their dignity and personal safety in line with international best practices.

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