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NEMA receives 137 stranded Nigerians from Libya


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received a batch of 137 stranded Nigerians from Libya.

 The agency confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday, October 25 in Lagos.

NEMA said the returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Cargo Wing, Ikeja on board of Al Buraq Air Boeing 737-800 at 5.15p.m on Monday evening.

The returnees included 80 males, 52 females and three infants.

 Mustapha Ahmed, Director-General, NEMA, who officially received the returnees on behalf of the Federal Government, advised them to learn from their experiences and be law abiding citizens.

Ahmed, was represented by Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of the Agency.

Almost 3,000 Nigerians have been evacuated from Libya since January with as many as 542 stranded Nigerians from the United Arab Emirates returning on Sunday.

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