The Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday received another batch of 175 stranded Nigerians from Libya at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
The Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of the Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed that the stranded Nigerians were received at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 23:58 p.m with Boeing 737-800 Al Buraq Air with registration number 5A-DMG.
He said that the returnees were brought back to the country by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) through a voluntary repatriation program.
He said that the program was meant for the distressed Nigerians who had left the country to seek greener pastures in various European countries but could not afford to return when their journey became frustrated.
Farinloye said that the returnees are 77 male adults, 64 female adults, 11 male and 12 female children, and five female infants and six male infants were brought back to the country.
He said that among those brought into the country, two females and two males had medical issues.