249 Nigerians Return From Libya, Another Batch Arriving Today

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249 nigerians return libya

December 14, 2017 – 249 More Nigerians Return From Libya, Another Batch Arriving Today

The European Union and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) yesterday facilitated the return of 249 more Nigerians from Libya.

The returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 9.47pm aboard an Afriqiyah Airbus A330-300 with Registration Number 5A-ONR.

They were received by the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Mustapha Maihajja.

Maihajja, who was represented by the South West Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu, implored the returnees to be champions of positive change by supporting the campaign against irregular migration.

He said they should be able to enlighten other Nigerian youths on the dangers of seeking greener pastures outside the country through illegal means based on their experiences in Libya.

“You should let them know that you are always second citizens outside your country and your rights can be violated without opportunity for you to seek redress at all,” Maihajja said.

No fewer than 3,000 Nigerians have voluntarily returned from Libya through the IOM supported programme in the last few months.

NAN reports that 387 had, on Tuesday, returned from the volatile North African country where they had been stranded enroute Europe.

Many return with gory tales of their experiences in the country.

As at the time of filing this report, another batch of Nigerians was being expected from Libya, as their aircraft was said to be on the way from Tripoli. (NAN)

3 thoughts on “249 Nigerians Return From Libya, Another Batch Arriving Today

  1. VOLUNTARILY RETURNED EVEN WITH THE SLAVE MARKET GOING ON THERE.SOME PEOPLE CAN BE STUBBORN SHAAA.WHO KNOWS HOW MANY PEOPLE STILL RELAXING IN THAT DUNGEON.

  2. The batches seem endless. Did half the country move to Libya?
    Please make our home turf green also so Our Naija people may find our homeland attractive.

    Welcome home returnee brethren!

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