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NEMA receives 95 stranded Nigerians from Libya

About 95 Nigerians stranded in Libya have arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Habib Mustapha, confirmed the arrival of the group on Wednesday.

Alhaji Mustapha, who was represented by the Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of the Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, said the stranded Nigerians flew into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Tuesday night with Al Buraq airline, with number UZ189/16/5A- DMG-MJI.

He said the returnees were brought back to the country by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) through a voluntary repatriation programme for the distressed who had left the country to seek greener pastures in various European countries, but could not afford to return home.

According to the NEMA boss, the returnees are 60 male adults, 29 female adults, three male and one female teenager, with two infants (one male and the other female).

NAN reported that among the returnees were two males who had various degrees of health-related issues.