257 more Nigerians return from Libya

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The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Thursday welcomed another 257 Nigerian returnee from Libya after receiving 157 persons on Wednesday.

Among the 257 Nigerians received included 152 adults females, 82 adult males, 9 children and 14 infants.

This sums the number of people rescued by the International Migration Organisation with assistance from the European Union to 6, 672 between January and December 28, 2017.

The returnees arrived Lagos with Afriqiyah Airbus A330-300 with registration number 5A-OMR at 6.05pm on Thursday.

The Director General of NEMA, Mr. Mustapha Maihajja, who received them on behalf of the Federal Government, commended the IOM for its efforts towards the repatriation.

Maihajja, who was represented by the South-West Coordinator of NEMA, Suleiman Yakubu, urged the returnees to join hands with various government agencies to unravel the identity of those misleading youths into travelling to Europe through the Mediterranean Sea.

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