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154 Nigerians Deported From Libya Arrive MMIA In Lagos Today

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154 Nigerians Deported From Libya Arrive MMIA In Lagos Today

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October 10, 2016 – 154 Nigerians Deported From Libya Arrive MMIA In Lagos Today

The NIS today disclosed that some 154 Nigerians have been deported from Libya, adding that the deportees arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos about 4.00pm local time.

According to a source, the return of the deportees was facilitated by the assistance of the International Office for Migration (IOM), which has been instrumental for the voluntary return of many Nigerians trapped in the crisis that engulfed Libya a few years ago.

Apart from those trapped in the Libyan crisis, some of the deportees also include those trying to make their way to Europe.

The Nation gathered that the deportees arrived on board a Libyan Airline aircraft, an Airbus A330-200 with registration number 5A-LAT.

On hand to receive them were officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Nigeria Police, Air Force Command and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) who facilitated their return to Nigeria.

The returnees comprised of 96 females and 58 males. Among the 96 females were nine pregnant women, three minors and three others with serious medical issues.

An IOM Medical Doctor, Abusrewi Zakariya was also on board to provide first aid to the sick ones among the returnees.

Head of IOM in Lagos, Nahashon Maina Thuo disclosed that Monday’s exercise was the fourth time in 2016 that the organization would assist Nigerians who volunteered to return home after they were stranded in Libya. He said similar support was provided to Senegal and other African countries.

He said another set of Nigerian migrants would be assisted to return home before the end of the year as their profiles are being sorted.

NEMA’s Director of Search and Rescue, Air Commodore Salisu Mohammed (rtd) said the agency would assist the returnees to get to their destinations.

He warned those seeking greener pastures abroad to have a rethink, saying they can make it in Nigeria.



  1. Bench

    October 10, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Make Nigeria send them go Libya again so that Libya is send them come back again and Nigeria is send them go there again and Libya send them come back. Is a thing of tenis ball until they are cry and know say they no go comot for Nigeria another day. Nonsens.

  2. betty

    October 10, 2016 at 10:31 PM

    welcome back home, u can make it here.


    October 11, 2016 at 3:08 AM

    All these wicked politicians that are busy stealing our common wealth wouldn’t see the need to bring out some of the billions they stole from Nigerians and support these deportees before they turn themselves to criminals and kidnappers. If our government are alive to their responsibilities, they wouldn’t let these 154 desperate Nigerians back into the society without reorienting and supporting them financially. I wish they, the politicians think right by doing the needful before these 154 Nigerians and the incoming ones tear everybody apart.

  4. spayor

    October 11, 2016 at 6:24 AM

    Do not blame anyone who tryna seek greener pastures…you are the leaders of tomorrow so I was told since 6yrs old…now I don’t want to be the leader anymore just make me your follower…yet its impossible….my people truth be told…to become somebody here in naija no easy ooo…only God grace fit help…

  5. fifelomo

    October 11, 2016 at 7:42 AM

    Welcome on board.

  6. ttt

    October 11, 2016 at 8:04 AM

    oboy no joy at all if any of this guys catch u for corna u de trouble

  7. Justin B.

    October 11, 2016 at 12:09 PM

    Welcome back to your country Nigeria, there is no place like home, remain bless as you join hand to develope our country

  8. sola olaniyi

    October 12, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    all i see in the pix above is hungry faces

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