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153 stranded Nigerians returned from Libya

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The National Emergency Management has received a new group of one hundred and fifty-eight stranded Nigerians from Libya.

The group came through the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union.

They came on the platform of the Assisted Voluntary Returnees (AVR) Program.

They arrived via Al-Buraq Air Boeing 737 aircraft with flight number UZ 189 and registration number 5A-DMG.

An official of the agency, Siaku Lugard representing the Director-General of NEMA, Mustapha Maihajja, however, received the group at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, around 3:45 on Wednesday, August 28.

Moreover, among them are seventy-eight male adults, fifty-nine female adults, seven female infants, four female children, three female infants and two male infants.(

About one hundred and sixty had voluntary returned from Libya already in July 2018.

Apparently, they were stranded after several attempts to cross to different European countries.

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