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Over 14,000 Stranded Nigerians in Libya, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ireland, France, Gambia, Austria, Poland, Morocco and Liberia returned home with the help of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) within 26 months.

NEMA Lagos Territorial Coordinator Alhaji Idris Muhammed disclose the information after receiving a new batch of 137 Nigerians who returned from Libya on Thursday, June 20.

Mohammed confirmed that out of the 14,036 returnees, 12,457 were brought from Libya, 465 males and 408 females among those brought back had psychosocially related needs, 458 males and 618 females has medical needs.

Among the returnees are 61 males and 61 females unaccompanied minors who had been reunited with their relatives.

37 pregnant women have been brought since the commencement of the exercise.

The 137 returnees comprise of 94 male adults, 3 male children, 3 male infants, 34 female adult, 1 female child and 2 female infants were brought back on Thursday night at 8:20 pm.

Mohammed advised the returnees to make better use of the opportunity the government is given to them and succeed in their future endeavours.

Mohammed also appreciated the IOM and EU on half of the government for their efforts so far in ensuring their safety and reintegrating them back to society.