SOME 154 Nigerians deported from Libya today arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) at around 4pm today.The deportees according to sources stated that they voluntarily returned to the country on their own accord but it is recorded that some of them had tried to make their way to Europe, albeit unsuccessfully.
Nigerianflightdeck.com learnt that the deportees arrived on board a Libyan Airline aircraft, an Airbus A330-200 with registration number 5A-LAT.
The statistical breakdown of deportees is 96 females and 58 males. Among the 96 females were nine pregnant women, three minors and three others with serious medical issues.
Officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Nigeria Police, Air Force Command and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) who facilitated their return to Nigeria were on hand to receive the deportees.