The National Emergency Management Agency on Thursday revealed that 158 Nigerians arrived in the country from Libya.
The Head of NEMA Territorial Office in Lagos, Idris Muhammed, while speaking with journalists stated that the agency received the returnees on behalf of the Federal Government.
According to NAN, the Libya returnees arrived in Nigeria a few hours after 187 Nigerians returned from South Africa.
Muhammed said the Libya returnees were brought back in a chartered flight, Al Buraq Air aircraft, which landed at the cargo wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos at 12:55 a.m.
He stated that the evacuation of Nigerians from Libya was facilitated by the International Organisation for Migration and the European Union under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme.
“The breakdown of the returnees after profiling indicates that they are 56 adult female including eight pregnant women, three female children and five female infants.”
“It also includes 84 male adult, five male children and five male infants, while seven returnees have minor medical cases.”
Other agencies involved in the reception of the returnees were the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Nigeria Immigration Service and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.