218 stranded Nigerians returns from Libya


A batch of 218 Nigerians, which included seven pregnant women, today voluntarily returned from Libya where they had been stranded enroute Europe.

The returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos about 3.44 AM aboard a chartered Libyan Airlines Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

The returnees comprised of 46 adult females, five female infants, 161 adult males, two male children and four male infants.

The returnees were brought with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU).

NEMA South West Zonal Coordinator Yakubu Suleiman, said a total of 8,129 Nigerians had returned so far under the EU and IOM Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme.