Not less than 161 stranded Nigerians returned from Mtiga in Libya. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received the batch on Thursday night in Lagos.
The acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office, NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, received the returnees on Thursday night in Lagos.
Farinloye said that they arrived the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; late on Thursday night.
According to him, the returnees arrived via Al Buraq Air Boeing 737 aircraft; with flight number UZ 189 as well as registration number 5A-DMG.
He said that the International Organisation for Migration (IOM); and European Union on the platform of the Assisted Voluntary Returnees (AVR) Programme brought them.
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.
1st News reports that other agencies that received the returnees included the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS); as well as the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
Farinloye said: “This batch brought the total number of voluntary returnees from Libya to 14,045; which is made up of 8,200 males and 5,845 females.”