Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Fresh batch of 245 Nigerians return from Libya (PHOTOS)



The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received a fresh batch of 245 Libyan returnees at the cargo wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

They first flight arrived on Monday night at 8.35pm with the returnees on board a Libyan Airbus.

They were received by NEMA with support from National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), International Organisation of Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU).

The breakdown of the figure after profiling, indicated that 66 adults, three children and five infant females made up a total of 74 females who returned to Nigeria, while 169 adults, one child and one infant males totalled up to 171 males.

Many of them revealed very sad and terrible tales of their plight. 

One of the returnees had one of his leg amputated when his detention camp was invaded.





The Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Maihajja, said everything necessary would be done to reintegrate them into the society.

The DG who was represented by NEMA South-west Zonal Coordinator, Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu, said: “It takes courage for you to return home. Nigeria is changing fast as the federal government is making everything possible to ensure that every Nigerian will be proud of being a Nigerian.

“All the government is expecting from you is to have faith in God and your leaders and discharge your civic responsibilities.

“One returnees had one of his leg amputated when his detention camp was invaded. He was trying to escape when bullets hit his leg and after spending three months in the hospital, he was amputated.”

Photo credit: NCFRMI


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