Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) announced today the return of another 171 Nigerians who were stranded in Libya.
According to NEMA, the returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, in the city of Lagos (south), on Tuesday night.
The group included 70 women, several of them pregnant, 90 men, eight babies and three children. They had been held in the city of Zintan and were repatriated with the assistance of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
With this group, the number of Nigerians repatriated from Libya this year has already surpassed 1,400, adding to the nearly 3,500 who returned in 2017.