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Another 161 Nigerians Arrive From Libya


Libyan-Returnees. FILE

Another batch of 161 stranded Nigerians have returned from Libya and received by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

The acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, received the returnees on Thursday night in Lagos.

Farinloye said that the Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, late on Thursday night.

According to him, the returnees were brought via Al Buraq Air Boeing 737 aircraft with flight number UZ 189 and registration number 5A-DMG.

He said that the Nigerians were brought by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and European Union on the platform of the Assisted Voluntary Returnees (AVR) Programme.

Farinloye also said that the returnees comprised of 48 female adults, four female children, five female infants as well as 102 adult males, one male child, and one infant male.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that other agencies that received the returnees included the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).


Another 161 Nigerians Arrive From Libya

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