deported nigerians back to Lagos-two hundred and fifty three Nigerians,who were stranded in Libya were yesterday deported to Nigeria.
The returnees,who were conveyed by a Libyan plane comprises of 140 adult and eight children also aboard were 103 adult male three male children.
Tuesday deported back to Nigeria aboard an Airbus A333-200 with registration number 5A LAT. A deportee from Libya on arrival at the Murtala Muhammed Airport on Tuesday.
According to her,” They were selling some of us like wood from one guard who will take us to some destination and again sell us to another who will now be our new owner.
distance and say his contract with us had expired and again sell us to another person.” “If you complain , they will ask you if you don’t want to go to Europe again. My brother, e no easy,” she said, laughing sarcastically. This is the largest single batch of deportees to arrive Lagos airport in recent times. The returnees journey back to Nigeria, as usual, was facilitated by International Organization for Migration, IOM, after the Federal Government asked for its assistance in respect of stranded Nigerians willing to return home. The aircraft conveying them landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, around 8:10pm yesterday and they were received at the Hajj Terminal by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.
There were two medical cases among the deportees with one of them suffering serious burns on her face and the other from mental depression. Addressing newsmen at the Hajj Camp wing of the airport where the returnees were profiled, the Director General of NEMA, Engr Mustapha Maihaja, represented by the Deputy Director, Search and Rescue, Dr. Abdullahi Onimode, said the deportees would be given some token to go back to their respective Nigerian homes. He also advised those leaving the country in search of greener pastures to have a rethink and stay in the country to develop it.