#INsideNigeria: Photos: 162 stranded Nigerians in Libya arrive Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos


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One hundred and sixty stranded Nigerians in
Libya, on Thursday, June 16, were returned
back from Tripoli via Murtala Mohammed
International Airport, Lagos by the
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
with the support of the Swiss government.
They were received on arrival by the National
Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) which
coordinated other relevant government
agencies in the screening and profiling of the
returnees before providing temporary
accommodation for them, feeding and helping
to transport them home to reunite with their
families.
The returnees made up of 132 males, 27
females and 3 children were flown to Nigeria
in a chartered Boeing 737 aircraft operated by
Ghadames Air under Assisted Voluntary
Return (AVR) arrangement after they indicated
their intentions to come back home from
Libya. On arrival, 3 sick persons among them
were immediately taken to the hospital.
The NEMA team was led by the Director
General who was represented by the Director
Relief and Rehabilitation Alhaji Aliyu Baffale
Sambo with the Deputy Director Search and
Rescue Dr Onimode Bandele, Southwest zonal
coordinator Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu. Present
with officials of the IOM led by Sara Hamoi,
IOM Consultant AVR.
The agencies that participated included the
Nigerian Immigration Service, Federal Airport
Authority of Nigeria, Police, Port Health
Services, Lagos State hospital, NAPTIP, other
security agencies.

Source: NEMA

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