The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has confirmed the arrival of 161 stranded Nigerians from Libya on Al Buraq Air aircraft with registration number 5A-DMG flight from Misrata City.

The news broke about 05:35am on Tuesday as confirmed by Alhaji Idris Muhammed, the Coordinator, NEMA Lagos Territorial Office.

Returnees were seen deboarding the flight at the Cargo Wing of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Muhammed also confirmed that the International Organisation for Migration and the European Union under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme aided the movement of the returnees.

Several agencies, including NEMA, the Edo State Task Force Against Human Trafficking and the Nigeria Immigration Service received the stranded citizens on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

A head count recorded 48 female adults, one female child and seven female infants, 93 male adults, five male children and seven male infants.

Due to health issues, 3 adults out of the 161 returnees have been taken to the hospital for prompt medical treatment.

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