Thursday, September 7, 2017

Photos: Woman prays on the tarmac as NEMA receives another batch of 121 stranded Nigerians in Libya



The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA on Wednesday,received another batch of 121 stranded Nigerians in Libya.
The returnees have been assisted by the International Organization for Migration, IOM after they expressed interest to voluntarily return to Nigeria.
The nouvelair flight with Registration number TS-INA and SA320 landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at 5:30 p.m.
The Zonal Coordinator of NEMA Southwest, Suleiman Yakubu, who received them on behalf of FG enjoined them to learn from the unpleasant experiences in the course of their sojourn to turn to a better life henceforth.
On arrival, one of the returnees went on the tarmac to express her gratitude to God.
The returnees includes 61 females and 60 male; 60 female adults, one girl, 57 male adults, two male children and a male infant. Amongst them were two pregnant women and on with a medical issue.
One of the Returnees, Owoade Omolara who hails from Apomu, Osun State claimed that she spent one year and 2 months in prison.
She worked as a cleaner in a hospital and when it was time for her to collect her salary, she was accused of stealing and taken to prison and from there IMO came to her rescue.
According to Omolara, she paid 662, 000 naira to a trafficker identified as Kemi before she was taken to Libya. She vowed that she will get her money from Kemi, adding that many Nigerians are suffering same fate.
Iyabo Abiola from Oyo State lamented falling victim to the deceitful talks of the traffickers who deceived her with a promise of  $4,000 a month and she vowed that she would expose the traffickers usually called 'burger'. 
Agencies present with NEMA were Naptip, Police, Immigration and FAAN.