A total of 154 Nigerian individuals have been deported from Libya. They arrived Murtala Mohammed airport in Lagos, yesterday at about 4pm.
Their reported was facilitated with the assistance of the International Office for Migration (IOM). IOM has been very instrumental in the voluntary return of Nigerians who have been trapped in the Libyan crisis since 2011.The deportees arrived on board a Libyan Airline aircraft, an Airbus A330-200 with registration number 5A-LAT.
On hand to receive them were officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Police, the Air Force and the IOM.The returnees comprised 96 women and 58 men. There were nine pregnant women, three minors and three others with medical challenges.