The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has announced that another batch of 139 Nigerians deported from Libya arrived the country on Tuesday, August 29.
Making the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday, Wednesday, August 30, in Lagos, Ibrahim Farinloye, the South-West spokesman, NEMA, said that the aircraft that conveyed the deportees arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, at 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday aboard a chartered Airbus A320 Afriqiyah aircraft with registration number 5A-ONA.
He explained that the deportees were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, the Police, and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN.
Morever, the Zonal Coordinator, South West, NEMA, Malam Yakubu on receiving the returnees from the officials of International Organization for Migration, IOM has given a breakdown on the figures of the returnees.
“Another batch of Nigeria voluntary returnees who were stranded in Libya and were assisted by International Organisation for Migration to returned to Nigeria on Tuesday.
After the profiling, we have 105 females comprising 101 female adults, three female children and one female infant.
We received a total of 34 males made up of 32 male adults, one male child and one male infant.
There are also three medical cases among the voluntary deportees from Libya.”
It was noted that a total of 2,517 Returnees have been deported from Libya by IOM from February 29 to August 29.