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Just yesterday Tuesday, 20th  the
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
received a total of 140 Nigerian returnees from the Republic of Libya.

They were carried in an Airbus A330-200 marked 5A- LAT belonging to Libyan Airlines
that conveyed the Nigerians arrived the Murtala Muhammad International
Airport about 4:30pm and the returnees received the National
Emergency Management Agency along with other stakeholders at the cargo
terminal of the airport.

General of NEMA Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidii represented the Deputy
Director Search and Rescue Dr Onimode Bandele. He led the agency’s team
comprising of the Deputy Director Relief and
Rehabilitation Mr Daniel Obot, SouthWest Zonal Coordinator Alhaji
Suleiman Yakubu and joined representatives of other stakeholders to
receive the returnees. The DG advised Nigerians not to travelled
out of the country without being sure of what to do abroad.

The International Organization for
Migration facilitated the return of the stranded Nigerians in
Libyan under its Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) scheme while NEMA
officially received them on behalf of the Federal Government, provide
them with meals and supported their movement back home in various

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