Libya deported 128 Nigerians

Libya deported 128 Nigerians

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The deportees arrived Lagos on
Thursday August 10 in a number of 126 male,
two female
One of the returnee had been shot but sustained
bullet injuries all over his body.

128 Nigerians deported
from Libya and arrived in Lagos on
Thursday highlighted from a chartered Airbus
A320 Afriqiyah aircraft with
registration number 5A-ONA.

The aircraft arrived at 5.35p.m at the
Murtala Muhammed International
Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

The deportees, comprising 126 male,
two female, were deported into the
waiting hands of officers of the Nigerian
Immigration Service (NIS), the National
Agency for the Prohibition of
Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the
Police.
Also witnessing were officials of the
National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA) and the Federal
Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
The two females and four male
deportees had medical cases.

The Director General, NEMA, Alhaji
Mustapha Maihaja, represented by Mr
Suleiman Yakubu, Zonal Coordinator,
South West, NEMA, used to occasion to
counsel Nigerians not to be deceived by
supposed promise in their quest for
pastures.
He confirmed that one of the returnee
had sustained bullet injuries all over his
body had been taken into a NEMA
ambulance.
Maihaja said the victim would be taken
to the Lagos University Teaching
Hospital (LUTH) for proper medical
attention.

He counseled Nigerians to stay back and
build their country by contributing their quota to the socio-
economic development of the country.

“There are a lot of things you can do in
Nigeria here. You don’t have to travel
outside the country in search of greener
pastures.

“My advice to parents is to keep tab on
their children and to ensure that they
know where their children are going
and not to be deceived by phantom
promises,” he said.

Maihaja said NEMA and some state
governments had put various schemes
in place to help rehabilitate and
reintegrate returnees into the society.

It is reported that the Director-
General, National Agency for
Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons,
Mrs. Julie Okah-Donli, had on
Wednesday said that 540 Nigerians
were set for deportation from Libya,
beginning from Aug. 10.
She had said that the deportees would
be brought back to Nigeria in three
batches.

Thousands of Nigerians have been
flown back from Libya, with some
voluntarily returning with the help of
the International Organisation for
Migration.

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