The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 136 stranded Nigerians from Libya.
Alhaji Idris Muhammed, Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, confirmed the development to newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos.
Muhammed said the Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at 11.50 p.m on Monday aboard a chartered Al Buraq Air aircraft with registration number DMG-MJI.
According to him, they were brought back by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and European Union under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees (AVR) Programme.
He said: “The returnees are made up of 59 adult females, four female children and five female infants.
“Also, there are 63 adult males, two male children and three infant males.”
Muhammed said the returnees were welcomed by NEMA and other agencies, including the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons as well the Nigeria Immigration Service.