Another 121 Stranded Nigerians Return From Libya
A total of 60 female adults, one girl, 57 male adults with two male children and a male infant just returned to Nigeria from Libya after being stranded in the ‘foreign land’.
They arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) at 5:30p.m on Wednesday aboard a chartered Airbus SA320 Nouvelair Flight with Registration number TS-INA.
The Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Suleiman Yakubu, received the 121 returnees from officials of IOM on behalf of the Nigerian Government.
He saw to their profiling and enjoined them to learn from their unpleasant experiences in the course of their sojourn.
“One of the returnees, Ms Omolara Owoade, who hails from Apomu in Osun, claimed that she spent one year and two months in Libya.
“Owoade worked as a cleaner in a hospital and when it was time for her to collect her salary, she was accused of stealing and taken to prison from where the IOM came to her rescue.
“She said N662, 000 was collected from her by a trafficker and vowed that she would get her money back from her trafficker once she returns to Nigeria.
“Owoade also narrated to NEMA, on her arrival, that many Nigerians are suffering the same fate,” Yakubu said.
Mr Yakubu also explained how Ms Iyabo Abiola from Oyo State narrated how she fell victim to the deceitful talks of the traffickers, who deceived her with a promise of 4,000 dollars per month.
Yakubu said that Abiola vowed to expose the traffickers, usually called burger, to NAPTIP.
Among the 61 females are two pregnant women and one with medical issues.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had on August 29 received another batch of 139 returnees from Libya.
The total number of Nigerian returnees brought back from Libya by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) from February 2017 to date is 2,638.
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