By Ganiyat Ganiyu
Lagos, (An24) – At least one hundred and seventy-one Nigerians who were stranded in Libya on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, arrived at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The returnees were received by Special Adviser to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
Erewa while addressing pressmen at the port cautioned Nigerians to desist from dangerous search for greener pasture in Libya.
They comprised of 112 females and 59 males; the females included 109 adults, two children and one infant, while the males comprised 49 adults, five children and five infants.
Their return was also with the assistance of International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Federal Government.
They arrived at the cargo terminal of the airport aboard a chartered aircraft which landed around 4 pm. Some of the returnees wept uncontrollably as they arrived.
Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa,however, admonished the returnees not to see themselves as criminals, but Nigerians who have experience of seeking greener pastures, but could now tell a different story.
Recall about 161 Nigerians voluntarily returned home from Libya last week.