161 Nigerians deported from Libya arrive Lagos airport singing – Pictures
161 Nigerians returned voluntarily from Libya yesterday, the 14th day of February, 2017. They were assisted back home by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) after many months in Libyan detention facilities.
They arrived singing songs of praise and thanking God for bringing them safely home.
“Our people are dying,” they said as they arrived aboard a chartered Nouvel Air Airbus 330 aircraft which landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) cargo terminal in Lagos around 3:30 p.m.
They were received on arrival by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) alongside the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), among other agencies at the airport before they were moved to Hajj camp where they did their profiling.
Among them were nursing mothers those heavily pregnant while others were seriously ill due to surgeries reportedly carried out on them in the North African country.
The returnees comprised 60 males including 51 adults, two children and seven infants while females were 101 consisting of 92 adults, seven children and two infants.