Another batch of 158 Nigerians have arrived Lagos from Libya on Thursday morning.

The arrival of these Nigerians was confirmed by the National Emergency Management Agency

According the Head of NEMA, Alhaji Idris Muhammed the agency received the returnees on behalf of the Federal Government.

This development has occurred hours after some Nigerians, numbering 187 returned from South Africa.

Muhammed also confirmed that the chartered flight, Al Buraq Air aircraft, which brought back the returnees from Libya, arrived at the cargo wing of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos at 12:55 a.m.

He also revealed that the International Organisation for Migration and the European Union under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme, facilitated the evacuation of this batch of Nigerians from Libya.

“The breakdown of the returnees after profiling indicates that they are 56 adult female including eight pregnant women, three female children and five female infants.

“It also includes 84 male adult, five male children and five male infants, while seven returnees have minor medical cases.”

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Nigeria Immigration Service and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, were the other agencies involved in the reception of the returnees.

Source: Punch