Fresh batch of 161 Libyan returnees arrives Nigeria

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

LAGOS – As the European Union and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) continue repatriation, another batch of 161 Nigerian refugees has arrived from Libya.

The operation which happened on Thursday, February 6, was the first to be carried out in 2020 after 168 returned in December 2019.

The returnees were received by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) as they arrived with Al-Buraq flight with registration number 5A-DMA.

It should be noted that the plane landed late night on Thursday, February 6 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

According to the acting coordinator of NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, the returnees are made up of 102 adult males, 48 female adults, four female children, five female infants, and one male child and infant.

Also worthy of note is that with the batch, the number of voluntary returnees from Libya has gone up to 14,045, comprising of 5,845 females, and 8,200 males.


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