The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday morning received another batch of one hundred and fifty-eight Nigerians from Libya.
Alhaji Idris Muhammad, the Head of NEMA Territorial Office in Lagos, told newsmen that the agency received the returnees on behalf of the Federal Government.
According to reports the returnees from Libya arrived in the country few hours after one hundred and eighty-seven Nigerians returned from South Africa.
Muhammed said the Libya returnees were brought back in a chartered flight, Al Buraq Air aircraft, which landed at the cargo wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos at about 12:55 a.m.
According to him, the evacuation of this batch of Nigerians from Libya was facilitated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme.
The returnees are fifty-six adult females including eight pregnant women, three female children and five female infant. It also includes eighty-four male adult, five male children and five male infants, while seven of the returnees have minor medical cases.
Other agencies involved in the reception of the returnees were the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Nigeria Immigration Service and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.