The European Union (EU) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have evicted 186 more Nigerians from Libya.
The spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA), Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, south–west zone, confirmed the situation to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos.
Farinloye said that the returnees arrived in two batches at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Wednesday and Thursday .
He said , ”Within 24 hours 186 Nigerians were received by NEMA on two different flights at the airport in Lagos.
“The flight with 154 returnees arrived the airport at 8:45p.m on Thursday aboard a chartered Libya Airline with registration number 5A-DMG. They were received at the Cargo Wing of the airport.
“The other 32 returnees arrived via a commercial flight, which landed at the International wing of the airport on Wednesday at 3:45a.m.”
He confirmed that the arrivals comprised 99 female adults, 75 male adults, four children and eight infants making it a total of 186.
Farinloye said that the new returnees who were based in Libya voluntarily made the decision to return back to Nigeria when granted the opportunity by IOM due to the current state of the North African country.
He also stated that IOM has already commenced training of the past returnees in order to reinstate them back into the society.