138 Nigerians Voluntarily Return From Libya

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Another batch of Nigerians has arrived in the country after they were airlifted from Libya with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration.

The returnees, numbering about 138 touched down at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos on Tuesday evening.

Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) were on ground to receive the returnees.

According to the South West Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Mr. Yakubu Suleiman, the returning Nigerians comprise of 65 women, 64 men, four teenagers and six infants.

Mr. Suleiman explained that the Nigerians had returned to the country voluntarily after they got stranded in Libya following failed attempts to cross over to Europe.

Four of the returnees are said to be critically ill and in need of urgent medical attention.

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