141 Nigerians Voluntarily Return From Libya
Nigerian migrants arrive from Libya (file photo credit: Channels TV)

More than 141 Nigerians which include 11 pregnant women have on Tuesday returned to Nigeria from the Maghreb nation of Libya.

The returnees came back with the help of the International Organisation for Migration and the European Union.

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This was revealed by the Chief Planning Officer of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Segun Afolayan on Wednesday in Lagos.

According to Afolayan, the Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, at about 10:45 pm on Tuesday via a chartered Al-Buraq aircraft with registration number UZ189.

“After profiling, we have 71 female adults, three female children and three female infants,” he told NAN.

“Also, there were 53 male adults, six male children and five male infants; among them were two medical cases and 11 pregnant women.”

He said most of the returnees are from Tripoli, the capital of Libya.