Again, Another 144 Nigerians Return From Libya

Posted by Grand News | 6 December 2017 | 1,843 times

Another set of 144 Nigerians on Tuesday evening returned from Lybia with the usual tales of woes, according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Those who returned and arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at exactly 6.45 pm, include - 39 females, 97 males, two children and six infants. They were all bought in by a BURAQ Boeing 737 aircraft. The public relations officer for the south west region of NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, said a second flight is expected to depart Tripoli Wednesday.

The 144 Farinloye also said that the European Union have been providing funds and logistics for the exercise alongside the International Organization for Migration. They were received by the wife of the Lagos state governor, Bolanle Ambode, who represented the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari.

Speaking on the arrival of the returnees, the senior special assistant to the president on foreign relation and diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, advised Nigerians to keep up the tempo of awareness on the slavery in Libya high.

Dabiri-Erewa said such awareness would help create situations to stop Nigerians from further embarking on such journeys again. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hinted that 250 Nigerians will be repatriated from Libya on Tuesday, December 5. The Charge D'Affaires to Libya, Danladi Fanchano said Nigerian embassy in Libya visited detention camps in Tripoli where Nigerians are detained by Libyan authorities. Fanchano made this known during a protest by the Charles 'Charly Boy' Oputa led OurMumuDonDo group.

Source: Grand News

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