158 stranded Nigerians return from Libya


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received a new set of stranded Nigerians from Libya.

The 158 returnees comprise 49 adult females, 7 girls, and five female infants with 83 male adults, six male children, and eight male infants.

This brought the figure to 61 females and 97 males out of which four arrived with various degrees of health challenges.

The returnees who arrived aboard Al Buraq Air Boeing 737 – 800 with Registration number 5A-DMG at 1715 hours at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos State, were received on arrival at the Tarmac by the officials of NEMA, International Organisation for Migration IOM, Nigeria Immigration Service, National Commission for Refugees, Migration and Internally displaced Persons and other relevant agencies.

The Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed who was represented by the NEMA Lagos Territorial Office Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye, assured the returnees that the Federal Government would not relent to make the youths have level playing grounds where they could achieve their potentials in whatever fields they choose.