The National Emergency Management Agency has confirmed the arrival of 158 Nigerians who were stranded in Libya.
The returnees, who arrived aboard Al Buraq Airline Boeing 737-800 with registration number 5A-DMG, were received at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport around 5.47pm on Wednesday.
According to a statement by the South West Coordinator, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, the returnees include 86 female adults, six female children and 13 female infants, 42 male adults, two of whom had medical cases, three male children and 21 male infants.
The statement read in part, “NEMA has just received a batch of 158 stranded Nigerians who are voluntarily assisted back to the country. The returnees who were assisted back to Nigeria by International Organisation for Migration arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 1747 aboard Al Buraq Airline Boeing 737-800 with registration number 5A-DMG.
“The returnees were received at the cargo wing of the airport who had to pass through screening with Nigeria Immigration Services. The breakdown of the returnees indicates that there were 86 female adults, 6 female children and 13 female infants as well as 42 male adults with 2 medical cases, 3 female children and 21 male infants.
“The returnees would be kept for seven in a transit for isolation period during which training and other medical processes would be conducted for the returnees.”