The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) earlier today took custody of 174 returnees from Libya who were stranded in the Northern African nation before repatriation.
It was garnered the returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 1.10am on Friday via an Al Buraq Airlines Boeing 737-8000 aircraft under the supervision of the International Organisation for Migration and the European Union under the Assisted Voluntary Return Programme.
The returnees were received by officials of NEMA and other government agencies including the Nigeria Immigration Service, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, the Nigeria Police Force and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons.
The spokesperson for NEMA, Segun Afolayan, said the returnees include 61 female adults, four female children and eight female infants.
Afolayan said there were also 91 male adults, six male children and four male infants, along with an unaccompanied male child, among the returnees.
He said the returnees included 10 families, three minor medical cases and three pregnant women.
Afolayan advised Nigerians to be wary of traffickers who lure them into perilous journeys with false messages of getting rich quick outside the country.