Libya deports 139 Nigerians

Another batch of 139 Nigerians deportees from Libya arrived in the country on Tuesday.

139 Voluntary Nigerian deportees arrive from Libya

139 Voluntary Nigerian deportees arrive from Libya

The Public Affairs Officer of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), for the South West, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the deportation on Wednesday in Lagos.

Farinloye said that the aircraft that conveyed the deportees arrived Lagos airport at 11.20 p.m. on Tuesday aboard a chartered Airbus A320 Afriqiyah aircraft with registration number 5A-ONA.

According to him, the deportees were received by officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), the Police, and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

He said that Mr Suleiman Yakubu, the South West Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, received the returnees from the officials of International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

“Another batch of Nigeria voluntary returnees, who were stranded in Libya and were assisted by the IOM to returned to Nigeria on Tuesday.

“After the profiling, we have 105 females comprising 101 female adults, three female children and one female infant.

“We received a total of 34 males made up of 32 male adults, one male child and one male infant.

“There are also three medical cases among the voluntary deportees from Libya,” Farinloye quoted Yakubu as saying in a statement e-mailed to The Renaissance on Wednesday in Lagos.

The spokesman stated that 2,517 returnees were deported from Libya by IOM between Feb. 29 and Aug. 29.

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