159 more Nigerians back home from Libya


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 159 Nigerians who had been stranded in Libya as they returned home.

NEMA in a statement issued on Wednesday in Lagos, said the returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Cargo Wing, Ikeja, late Tuesday evening.

It said the returnees came in on board an Al Buraq Air Boeing 737-800 with registration number 5A-DMG.

The returnees, NEMA said, comprise 71 male and 74 female adults, and 14 infants.

Mr Mustapha Ahmed, Director-General, NEMA, officially received the returnees on behalf of the Federal Government, according to the statement.

He advised them to learn from their experiences and be law abiding citizens.

Ahmed, the statement said, was represented by Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of the Agency.

He said that the Federal Government remained committed in ensuring that Nigerians were not stranded in foreign countries.

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