Libyan authorities on Thursday flew a total of 159 Nigerian migrants stranded in Libya, in the second voluntary repatriation operation. This comes after 162 stranded Nigerians whose bid were to travel to Europe from Libya were all flown back to Nigeria last month. The Nigerians, pictured in tracksuits and sneakers, were driven to the airport near the Libyan capital in two buses.
'I’m happy to be going home,' said another Nigerian woman.
6pm on a chartered Nouvel Air aircraft. They were received at the Hajj Camp by NEMA officials and other agencies who carried out various exercises to facilitate their integration into the Nigerian society before being aided to their respective destinations.
Addressing newsmen, Dr Onimode Bandele, Director, Search and Rescue, NEMA, said various agencies were on ground to welcome the returnees to their fatherland.