Two hundred and sixty-two more Nigerians voluntarily returned home from Libya on Wednesday with the help of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the returnees arrived aboard a chartered Libyan Airlines aircraft with registration number 5A-LAR, which landed at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos at 10 pm.
They were made up of of 108 males, 135 females, eight children and 11 infants.
They were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) , the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Police.
Addressing journalists, Suleiman Yakubu, Zonal Coordinator, South West, NEMA, said the agency in collaboration with the IOM was working to ensure that Nigerians stranded in Libya are brought back home.
Mr. Yakubu said both the federal government and state governments had initiated various programmes to rehabilitate and reintegrate the returnees into the society.
The returnees, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said returned between December 16, 2016 and May 16, 2017.