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Over 180 Nigerians stranded in the North African Country – Libya, were on Tuesday deported to the country through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The returnees according to sources were received by official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
The returnees , the source added were flown in aboard Buraq Air with flight number UZ 189- 190 .The aircraft was marked with registration number 5N- DMG. It departed MJI Airport Tripoli, Libya and landed at the cargo wing of MMIA.
The Returnees comprised of adults female 82, female children two and female Infants 11 while the adults male were 79 with one male child and 5 five male infants making it a total of 95 females and 85 males.
Welcoming the Returnees to Nigeria, the Coordinator, NEMA’s Lagos Territorial Office, Alhaji Idris Muhammed, enjoined the Returnees to make better use of their bitter experiences in positive ways by turning a leaf and forge ahead of the dangers and risks that they have escaped in the course of their unfortunately sojourn.
He enjoined all the segments of the society to see the menace of irregular migrations as emergency situation. He said that any situation where a live is under threat is considered to be emergency risk and all hands must be on deck to stem to stop and prevent the threat.
The Coordinator explained that in emergency situations, everyone has a role to play, the media, NGO, government agencies and especially parents must partner and cooperate to stem the menace of irregular with continuous enlightenment and awareness creation across the board.