No fewer than 174 Nigerians, including 23 with minor medical cases, on Tuesday, arrived the cargo wing of the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos from Libya.
They arrived aboard Al Buraq Air Boeing 737-800 with registration number 5A-DMG.
According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA,), the number makes it about 2,044 Libya returnees that arrived Nigeria in this 2022 year.
The Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed, who was represented by the Lagos Territorial Office Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye, received the returnees.
The profiles of the returnees showed that 69 female adults, five female children and 10 female infants voluntarily returned.
Also aboard the flight were 75 male adults, 12 male children and three male infants.
The profile equally showed that 23 of them were with minor medical cases.
Through a special Assisted Voluntary Repatriation programme, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the European Union (EU) have been repatriating thousands of stranded Nigerians from various countries since 2017.
“In 2022 alone, Tuesday’s flight makes it the 12th flight recorded at the end of the exercise.
“This makes it about 2, 044 Nigerian returnees that have been assisted back to the country from Libya, through Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja.
“Out of these, 848 are male adults, 719 female adults, 180 children and 123 infants made up the total number of 2,044,” Farinloye said.