SAHARANEWS – The National Emergency Management Agency has received another batch of
153 stranded Nigerians from Libya.
The Director-General of NEMA, Mustapha Maihajja, represented by Slaku
Lugard, an official of the agency, received the returnees on Wednesday
in Lagos State.
Maihajja said that the Nigerians arrived in the Cargo Wing of the
Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at 3:45 am
According to him, the returnees are 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 and European Union on the platform of the
Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme.
He also said that the returnees comprised 59 female adults, four
female children, and seven female infants as well as 78 adult males,
three male children, and two male infants.
Other agencies which received the returnees included the Nigeria
Immigration Service and the National Agency for the Prohibition of
Trafficking in Persons.
Others were the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Edo Task
Force on Anti-Trafficking.
In July 2018, NEMA announced that it received a batch of 160 Assisted
Voluntary Returnees from Libya who were stranded in failed attempts to
reach different European countries, News Agency of Nigeria reports.