The National Emergency Management Agency has reported the return of another batch of 168 Nigerian citizens from Libya.
The returnees landed at the cargo wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. They were received by the Acting Coordinator, NEMA Lagos Territorial Office, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, on behalf of the Director-General of NEMA.
Mr Farinloye informed reporters that the returnees landed in Nigeria after a 12-hour delay. He also stated that the agency had received a total of 15,731 citizens (8,096 males and 5,788 females) from April 2017 to date.
While making reference to the special intervention of the Federal Government of Nigeria and the EU-IOM, Farinloye made it known that Libya had the highest number of returnees ever recorded.
The acting coordinator also reported the statistics of returnees to consist of 54% adult males, 37% adult females, while male and female minors made up the remaining 4%.
He also mentioned that about 31 males and 21 females had suffered several degrees of torture, while 66 minor males and 67 minor females returned to the country unaccompanied.
Farinloye also noted that the agency took receipt of 79 males and 31 females who had been kidnapped out of the country.
Single parents were numbered to be 41 males and 616 females, pregnant women numbered 439, while 592 males and 804 females returned with various medical issues.
Migrants requiring psychosocial needs are 523 males and 470 females.