Another Group Of Stranded Nigerians Back From Libya 

Yemisi Izuora

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA has received another 161 stranded Nigerian Returnees from Libya Libya making a total of 322

The Coordinator, NEMA Lagos Territorial Office, Alhaji Idris Abubakar Muhammed who received the new Returnees disclosed that they were brought back from Sabha, a city that is about 774 kilometres to Tripoli, the Libyan Capital.

The Al Buraq Air with flight number UZ389/03 and registration number  5A-WAC arrived the MMIA Cargo wing at about 4:10 p. M

The breakdown of the Returnees after profiling indicated that there were 62 adults female, 18 female children and 11 female infants along with 48 adult males, 14 male children and 8 infants male brought back to Nigeria in the Voluntary Assisted Repatriation by IOM and special assistance from EU with funds for the evacuation and reintegration of thr Returnees.

This batch has brought the total number of Libyan distressed Nigerian Returnees to 322 within 72 hours.

A Returnee from Imo State, Adaeze Nweze, who claimed that she decided to leave Nigeria in 2015 without the knowledge of her husband because of hard life and that the husband could not care for the family with 3 children left Nigeria with the help of a woman whom she paid 1.6 million naira in Libya.

Adaeze said she left Nigeria with a pregnancy and she tried to abort the pregnancy about six times but it failed.

She went further to explain that she had twins with pregancy but one of the twins, a boy, died while she brought back the girl.

She begged Nigerian Government to find a way to block the exit roots where irregular migrations take place because many Nigerians have refused to learn from the narratives of those of them that have returned.

Presently, our girls pay up to 3 millions naira to get to Libya now, and most of them are killed. I witnessed where 10 of my friends are killed with guns and buried.

I am in serious pains, a boy, Gift, who happened to be the only child of his parents was killed and the parents are not aware yet.

I pray that if I can be help with little money to be operating restaurant, I will be grateful to almighty God.

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