The third batch of 560 Nigerian returnees from Libya has arrived Port Harcourt, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has informed.
Martins Ejike, the South-South Zonal Coordinator, the agency said the returnees, comprising 540 adult and 20 infants, arrived the airport on board Max Air, with registration No: 5N-HMM at about 11:52 p.m.
But he was displeased over poor response of some state governments in evacuating the Libyan returnees from the reception centre in the state.
“A graphic showed that Edo state along recorded 309 out of 484 migrants, the record also showed that over 80 per cent of the returnees were indigenes of Edo and Delta states,” he said.
“It is more convenient for the largely affected states to evacuate their returnees from Port Harcourt.”
One of the returnees, Paul Eke, who thanked the federal government on ensuring smooth return of migrants, said that the measure showed government’s commitment to its citizens.
“I urge our federal government to do more by rescuing some Nigerians who are still trapped in some interior parts of Libya,” he told NAN.
“I stayed in Zawe Superata, this place is like an exit point to Italy and so many Nigerians are still being imprisoned there.”