Adventure: 178 Stranded Nigerians in Libya Return to Nigeria


Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed,the Director-General National Emergency Agency,NEMA who was represented by the Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of the Agency, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the news to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

Farinloye while interacting with the News Agency said that the stranded Nigerians arrived the Airport around 6:20Pm on board of Boeing 737-800 Al

He went further by saying that the stranded returnees were brought back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) through a voluntary repatriation .

The returnees comprised of 63 males, 73 female, 15 females and 13 males children, 6 6 female infants and 8 female infants and 6 male infants, Farinloye said.

As always, he urged the returnees to explore numerous opportunities that abounds in the country;while advising them to avoid vices learnt from the country of departure.

“We admonished the returnees on the need to know that there is no place like home.

” You are encouraged to be positive ambassadors toward advocacy and sensitisation against irregular migration that leave the youths vulnerable to all sorts of abuses and death in extreme cases.

“There are ample opportunities for all of us to thrive and live happily in virtuous and God fearing manner in Nigeria without unnecessarily exposing ourselves to undeserved dangers in foreign lands,” he said.

The stranded returnees were received by NEMA, Immigration, Refugee Commission, FAAN and the police, Farinloye added.

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