The National Emergency Management Agency has confirmed receiving 151 Libyan returnees at the cargo wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos State.
The Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, who confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday, said the distressed returnees include 88 females and 63 males, adding that they were brought back to the country through the Assisted Voluntary Repatriation by the International Organisation for Migration.
The statement read, “NEMA has received a total of 151 distressed Nigerians from Benqahi, Libya. The returnees were received by the Director-General of the agency, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed, at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
“The statistics of the returnees after profiling indicates that 71 adult females including two with medical issues, 10 female children and seven female infants were brought back through the Assisted Voluntary Repatriation by the International Organisation for Migration.