173 Nigerians return from Libya

21 Nigerians were among the 173 Nigerians who returned from Libya, the returnees had entered Libya from various unrecognized routes in order to travel to Europe from the North African country.

The returnees comprising men, women and children arrived Nigeria in two different flights at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received the returnees.

Mr. Idris Muhammed, the Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office said the returnees were brought back in a chartered aircraft belonging to Al Buraq Air with flight number BRQ189.14 and registration number 5A-DMG.MRA.

He said the first aircraft landed at about 04: 52 am with 162 from Misrata, while another commercial airline brought addition 11 returnees from Bengazil and landed at 5:15 am, which was 22 minutes later.

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The profiling of the returnees on arrival indicated there were 52 female adults, four female children and four female infants as well as 106 men, two male children and five male infants brought in.

One of the returnees, Areni Aishat, 23, from Ogun State, narrated how she was deceived with the promised of travelling to New York City in the United States of America with the opportunity to practise catering.

She said when she embarked on the journey to Libya, she just graduated as a catering apprehentice, saying that her and aunty promised to help her travel to USA where she could engage in work better to raise her living standards.

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She added: ”She told me that she would pay for my transportation and that I would refund her when I start working there. I did not know that she was deceiving me until we left and embarked on the long journey.

”It was my mates that revealed to me that it was Libya they were heading when she started making trouble that it was USA she was promised.”

Source: Sahara Reports

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