The Nigerian government and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have repatriated 155 Nigerian irregular migrants from Libya. This is a great example of international cooperation and commitment to helping people who are in need.
This is contained in a statement issued by the IOM on Wednesday in Lagos.
The returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, late Tuesday evening on board an Al Buraq Air Boeing 737-800 with registration number 5A-DMG,
It added that of 155 returnees that arrived, 125 were females, 22 males and eight infants.
IOM said that officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Port Health Service, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRM) and Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) were at the airport to receive the returnees.