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NEMA receives 153 Nigerians Stranded In  Libya

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NEMA receives 153 Nigerians Stranded In Libya

Edwin Eriye

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another 153 stranded Nigerians from Libya.

This was confirmed by the Director of The Agency, Mr. Mustapha Maihajja, represented by Mr. Slaku Lugard, an official of the agency when he received the stranded returnees in Lagos on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Mustapha’s representative said that the returnees were brought via Al Buraq Air Boeing 737 aircraft with flight number UZ 189 and registration number 5A-DMG

Lugard added that the Nigerians arrived in the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at about 3:45a.m.

NEMA, in July 2018 who had received a batch of 160 Assisted Voluntary Returnees from Libya who were stranded in failed attempts to reach divers European countries said that the Libya-stranded Nigerians were brought by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and European Union, under the umbrella of the Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme.

“The returnees comprised 59 female adults, four female children and seven female infants as well as 78 adult males, three male children and two male infants”. Slaku said.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the retrurnees were also received by the Nigerian Immigration Service; the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons as well as the Federal Airports Authority of Nigerian and the Edo Task Force on Anti-Trafficking.

 

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