Metro 161 Nigerians Return Home From Libya Singing and Rejoicing



161 Nigerians have voluntarily returned to the country from Libya after a torrid experience in the North African country. They were assisted back home by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The returnees comprised 60 males including 51 adults, two children and seven infants while females were 101 consisting of 92 adults, seven children and two infants.

They arrived singing songs of praise and beaming with smiles, thanking their creator for bringing them safely home.

“Our people are dying,” they said as they arrived aboard a chartered Nouvel Air Airbus 330 aircraft which landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) cargo terminal in Lagos around 3:30 p.m.

Among them were nursing mothers those heavily pregnant while others were seriously ill due to surgeries reportedly carried out on them in the North African country. Many of them had been in detention facilities in Libya for many months.

They were received by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), and other agencies at the airport before they were moved to Hajj camp where they did their profiling.


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