The National Emergency Management Agency, on Friday, said no fewer than 10,000 Nigerians, have voluntarily returned from Libya between April 2017 and October 2018.<>
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the South West Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Yakubu Suleiman, made this disclosure while receiving a new batch of 161 returnees, who arrived Lagos on Friday.
Suleiman said that the Nigerians were assisted back in 50 flights facilitated by the International Organisation for Migration.
According to him, the returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3:10am and were received by officials of NEMA and other agencies at the airport.
He said among the 161 returnees were 147 adults, four children and 10 infants, adding that 12 of the women were pregnant while nine needed medical attention.
Suleiman noted that on October 9, NEMA had received another batch of 149 returnees, bringing the total number of returnees received during the week to 310.
“On Tuesday, a pregnant woman went into labour on arrival at the MMIA cargo wing and she was delivered of a baby boy by the combined team of medical personnel,” he said.