The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has revealed that it received another batch of 180 stranded Nigerians from Libya.
The Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, Alhaji Idris Muhammed, while addressing newsmen today in Lagos, noted that Nigerians arrived the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 9.30 p.m. on Monday aboard a chartered Buraq Air aircraft.
He said: “they were brought back by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and European Union under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees (AVR) Programme”.
“The returnees are made up of 82 female adults, two female children and 11 female infants, also, there are 79 male adults, one male child and five male infants making up 95 females and 85 males.”
Muhammed while welcoming the returnees urged them to put their bitter experiences in the volatile North African country behind them and look to the future with renewed hope.
He enjoined all the segments of the society to see the menace of irregular migrations as an emergency situation, just as he charged the media, governments and non-governmental organisations as well as parents to join forces in probing irregular migration in the country.