Libya Sends 253 Migrant Nigerians Back to Home Country
The Libyan Government have once again proved that it is not relenting in her efforts to cleanse Libya of foreigners. No fewer than 253 Nigerians were yesterday sent back to home country from Libya as they arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, on Tuesday.
The returnees, who arrived aboard an airbus belonging to Libyan Air, touched down at the airport around 6.45pm.
According to one news paper source The PUNCH says that the returnees were assisted back into the country through the intervention of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
It continues “Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency were said to have provided them with food and money for transportation back to their different destinations after they were profiled by immigration officers”
The report pointed that NEMA Public Relations Officer, South-West zone, Ibrahim Farinloye, said while 148 of the returnees were females, 105 were males.
He said, “The assisted voluntary returnees arrived in the country around 6.45pm on Tuesday aboard an airbus belonging to Libyan Air. A total of 253 people were received by NEMA officials. Of the number were 140 adult females, four female children, and four female infants. There were 102 male adults, two male children and one male infant.”