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NEMA receives 174 Nigerians from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 174 stranded Nigerians from Libya.
The returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 1.10a.m. on Friday.
They were brought back in an Al Buraq Airlines Boeing 737-8000 aircraft by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) under the Assisted Voluntary Return Programme.
The returnees were received by officials of NEMA and other government agencies including the Nigeria Immigration Service, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, the Nigeria Police
One of the returnees, 30-year-old Mr Chukwudi Onyemechie, from Anambra State, told newsmen that he was a successful auto tyres dealer at Ladipo Market, Lagos, before he was fooled by the promise of a better life in Europe.
Onyemechie said a man convinced him to travel to France via the Libya route and he eventually sold off his wares and proceeded to Benin Republic where he began the unfortunate journey.
Another returnee, Mrs Kikelomo Ajasa, a mother of one from Ibadan, Oyo State, said she left Nigeria in 2016 with the hope of getting a better job abroad, with the encouragement of her husband.
(NAN)

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