About 140 Nigerians who were deported from Libya on Tuesday arrived the Murtala Mohammed Airport.
Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Sani Sidi, who was represented by the South-West Coordinator of the agency, Dr. Onimode Bamdele received then at airport.
Most of the returnees expressed regret traveling to Libya, adding that they will never pray that their enemies should experienced what they suffered while traveling to Libya.
NEMA officials who coordinated the exercise with support from Nigerian Immigration Service, Customs, Police, FAAN, DSS, Air force, NAPTIP and the media received the returnees from International Organization for migration who facilitated their return.
NEMA accommodated some of the returnees and gave tokens to them which will enable them travel to their respective destinations after dropping them at various motor garages.
He said, “A total of 140 Nigerians were deported. While some of them were from the villages and hinterland, a lot of them were imprisoned. But they all had the desire to return home due to the ugly experiences they had.
“Their deportation was facilitated by the International Organisation for Migration and the Nigerian embassy in Libya. They took off from Libya around 12.30pm Nigerian time and arrived at 4.30pm. Of the 140 deportees, 74 were male adults, while 52 were female adults. We also had six unaccompanied underage, consisting five females and one male. There were four infants among the deportees. Three of the deportees had medical issues and had to be taken to the hospital.
“Most of them dispersed to their various states — Benue, Edo, Anambra, Enugu — while we got six accommodated in hotels. Many of them left in two BRT buses for the Synagogue Church of All Nations.”