More Europe-bound Nigerians stranded in Libya return home

Avoid Libya or get killed - Presidency warns Nigerians

More of Nigerians stranded in Libya, while waiting to cross the Mediterranean sea, on their way to Europe,  have returned to the country.

The migrants, numbering 155, including an infant, were flown into Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos in a chartered flight on Thursday.

One of them suffers from paralysis, and another is a psychiatric patient.

Deputy director in-charge of search and rescue of the National Emergency Management agency, Doctor Bandele Onimole, said 654 Nigerian migrants had so far returned from Libya this year.

About 867 were repatriated from Libya last year.

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