Libya returnees

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said it has received a fresh batch of 141 stranded Nigerians from Libya.

In a statement on Wednesday by the south-west zonal spokesman for the agency, Farinloye Ibrahim, the returnees were assisted back to the country by International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in partnership with the European Union.

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Receiving the Nigerians, Seguin Afolayan, Chief Planning Officer, on behalf of the Director-General and other Federal Agencies urged them not to allow the unfortunate experiences to negatively affect them.

According to NEMA, the returnees comprise 71 female (adults), 3 females children and 3 babies (female), 53 male (adults), 6 male children and 5 male infants.

Amongst them were 2 medical cases, 9 families and 11 pregnant women.

Agencies that joined NEMA in the emergency operation included the Nigerian Immigration Service, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP), the Refugee Commission, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) among others.