The Address | Benghazi – Libya
NIGERIA – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Wednesday said a total of 4,123 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya between January 6 and December 18.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Acting Zonal Coordinator, NEMA, South West Zone, Mr Segun Afolayan made the disclosure while receiving a fresh batch of 140 Nigerians who arrived from Libya.
Afolayan lauded the International Organisation for Migration and the European Union for facilitating the return of Nigerians stranded in the volatile North African country.
According to him, a total of 11,833 Nigerians have been brought back since the Assisted Voluntary Return Programme began in April 2017.
He said the new returnees arrived the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos around 10:30pm on Tuesday aboard a Libya Airline aircraft.
Afolayan said they comprised 39 adult females, eight female children, 76 adult males and 17 male children.