158 Nigerians who had been stranded in Libya were reunited with their families.

158 Nigerians who had been stranded in Libya were reunited with their families.

FastNews reports that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received another batch of 158 stranded Nigerians from Libya on Wednesday.

The returnees, who were voluntarily assisted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport around 5.47 p.m. aboard an Al Buraq Airline Boeing 737-800 bearing the registration number 5A-DMG from Libya.

The returnees were met at the airport’s Cargo Wing and were subjected to screening by Nigeria Immigration Services.

There are 86 female adults, 6 female children, and 13 female infants among them.

There were 42 male adults, three medical cases, three female children, and 21 male infants among the others.

Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA Acting Coordinator, Lagos State Territorial District, stated that they would be kept in isolation for the duration of the isolation period, during which they would be subjected to training and other medical examinations.

The IOM has been assisting many Nigerians back to the country since 2012 in a special program sponsored by the European Union for young Nigerians who had intended to travel out of the country in search of greener pastures but got stranded in Libya.

Through the process, about 19,000 Nigerians have been returned to date.

On arrival, the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Nigeria Immigration Services, FAAN, Port Health Services of the Federal Ministry of Health, and other agencies were on the ground during the reception activities for the returnees.

He pledged to offer maximum support to the young PDP National Youth Leader-elect in his policies and programs.

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