One Of 128 Nigerians Deported From Libya Has Bullet Injuries
One of the Nigerians deported from Libya must have been shot, but it is not clear why.
They were 128 that arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Nigeria’s commercial city, Lagos on Thursday.
It is another batch of deportees from Libya and they were flown in at about 5:35 p.m. aboard a chartered Airbus A320 Afriqiyah aircraft with registration number 5A-ONA.
The deportees, comprising 126 males, 2 females, were received by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Police.
Also on ground were officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
2 females and 4 male deportees had medical cases.
While addressing them, the Director General, NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja urged Nigerians not to be deceived by phantom promises in their quest for greener pastures.
He said that one of those who returned with bullet injuries all over his body had been stretchered into a NEMA ambulance.
Maihaja said the victim would be taken to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) for proper medical attention.
He advised Nigerians to stay back and contribute their quota to the socio-economic development of the country.
“There are a lot of things you can do in Nigeria here. You don’t have to travel outside the country in search of greener pastures.
“My advice to parents is to keep tab on their children and to ensure that they know where their children are going and not to be deceived by phantom promises,” he said.
About 412 Nigerians are still in Libya awaiting their flight schedule for their return home.