136 Nigerians return from Libya


In a move fast becoming the order of the day, the Nigerian Government has again evacuated 136 citizens from Libya.

The migrants arrived the country on Tuesday after failed attempts to cross over to Europe from Libya.

The new returnees are part of the over 5,000 targeted for evacuation by the government in 2018.

According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) the returnees include  86 males, 50 females and eight children

They arrived at the International Airport in Port Harcourt via a Medview airline chartered by the Nigerian government.

The returnees have now been transported to the reception centre for profiling and refreshment.

Eric Ebhodaghe, a Chief administration officer of NEMA who received the returnees on behalf of the DG NEMA called on state government to expedite action in transporting their indigenes home from the reception centre for proper rehabilitation and integration in their various communities.

A total of 5, 037 stranded citizens have been identified for the evacuation back home.

The Nigerian mission in Libya is coordinating the identification of the Nigerian migrants with the support of the International Organization for Migration and are being joined by a technical team for the evacuation exercise comprising representatives of all relevant agencies.

Thousands of Nigerians have been flown back home from the North African country with the help of the IOM between 2015 -2017.

Over 6,000 Nigerians were repatriated in 2017 alone


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