The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), yesterday received over 387 Nigerian returnees from Libya at the Cargo Wing of the Muritala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
The returnees touched down at the MMIA at about 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday and were arrived Lagos State with Nouvelair Airline Airbus A320 with the registration number TS-INA.
Other Agencies that joined NEMA in receiving the returnees included National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Nigeria Police Force.
Speaking to journalists after the exercise, the Zonal Coordinator, Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu, urged other state governments to take the bull by the horn in coming up with rehabilitation and reintegration incentives for the returnees in addition to what is being provided at national and international levels.
“The first batch of returnees was made up of 52 adults female, two female children and two female infants and 86 adults male, making a total of 142 Returnees.
“The total numbers of 387 returnees were accommodated in hotels on Tuesday night for them to continue their journey to their different destinations subsequently,” Yakubu said.