162 Nigerians Stranded In Libya Return Home Voluntarily

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June 16, 2016 – 162 Nigerians Stranded In Libya Return Home Voluntarily

An Airbus 320 aircraft with registration number 5A-WAT on Thursday arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport , Lagos with 162 Nigerians who had been stranded in Libya.
The returnees, comprising of 132 males, 27 females and three children, returned voluntarily to the country at about 3 p. m.

The returnees were brought back by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the Swiss Government and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya.
The details of the returnees were taken by officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) and the Police.

Also on ground to receive the returnees were officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
Two of the returnees, who were in critical conditions upon arrival, were immediately rushed to the hospital for urgent medical attention.

Addressing newsmen, Ms Sara Hammon, Assisted Voluntary Return and Re-Integration Consultant, IOM, Lagos, said the returnees had indicated their willingness to go back to Nigeria.

She said: “This flight has come from Tripoli in Libya, carrying some Nigerian migrants who were stranded in Libya and have volunteered to return home.
“They have been assisted by the Swiss Government and the IOM to come back to their country of origin.

“What happens after this is that they will get a stipend from IOM and will be assisted to get to their final destinations,’’ Hammon said.

According to her, the returnees are all Nigerians and were profiled by the NIS upon landing at the airport.

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12 thoughts on “162 Nigerians Stranded In Libya Return Home Voluntarily

  1. May God make a way for these our brothers and sisters that has just returned back on this hard situation in Nigeria at the moment..

  2. This shoes how hopeless our people in government are. Does that mean that no one knows how to run anything right in that nation? Is this how level of decadence in that country can be measured? Citizens, please revolt. Nigerians must revolt instead of fleeing and dying in strange lands.

  3. Im glad to know that they were not stranded in one Sea like that or something as usually the case.

    Thank God for their safe flight back home. Together we shall survive.

    I take a stroll…

  4. The Nigerian govt should please make the country easier for her people. Let them at least give us good roads. Only yesterday I was in a Keke, going on my business. The very bad state of the road made the machine to twist and squeak and utter all manner of sounds. I knew that the keke driver would have to visit the mechanic more often than not, just because of the bad roads, and the money he would have used to feed himself or settle other bills goes elsewhere.

    This contributes to why Nigerians feel frustration with this country. The govt cannot employ you, yet you cannot employ yourself.

  5. This actually highlight the wickedness that pervade our nation,Nigerian cannot get any assistance from their own government even overseas. these so called politicians are just clueless and heartless, they instead take the resources and share it and put it in foreign accounts. the report says:-
    ” they have been assisted by Swiss government and IOM to come back to their country of origin.” how nice fi owo abu shabu lalejo !

    I hope whatever cash support they get they will use it wisely the kick start a new life.

  6. Una welcome back home. Now that you all came back, please look for something good/legal and engage yourselves in.

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