6 EU coun­tries de­port 41 Nige­ri­ans as 128 re­turn from Libya ...re­turnee ar­rives with 3 bul­let wounds

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, La­gos

Forty-one Nige­ri­ans were yes­ter­day de­ported from six Euro­pean coun­tries just as 128 vol­un­tar­ily re­turned from Libya.

The de­por­tees com­pris­ing 35 males and six fe­males were de­ported from Aus­tria, Ger­many, Hungry, Switzer­land, Nor­way and Den­mark, ac­cord­ing to the in­for­ma­tion by the Nige­ria Im­mi­gra­tion Ser­vice (NIS).

They were dumped at the cargo ter­mi­nal of Mur­tala Muhammed In­ter­na­tional Air­port (MMIA) La­gos af­ter ar­riv­ing on a Boe­ing 767300 air­craft op­er­ated by Priv­i­lege Air around 12:05 p.m.

Spokesman of the air­port Po­lice Com­mand, DSP Joseph Alabi con­firmed that the de­por­tees were de­ported for over­stay­ing.

The de­por­tees were ac­com­pa­nied by se­cu­rity agents who handed them to im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cials.

Mean­while, 128 vol­un­tary re­turnees were evac­u­ated from Libya by the In­ter­na­tional Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Mi­gra­tion (IOM) in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Na­tional Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (NEMA).

The re­turnees com­prised only two fe­males and 126 males while six of them in­clud­ing the two fe­males were brought with se­ri­ous med­i­cal cases. They were evac­u­ated in two NEMA am­bu­lances brought to the air­port.

One of the male re­turnees was evac­u­ated with a stretcher as he ar­rived with three gun­shot wounds and was rushed to the La­gos Uni­ver­sity Teach­ing Hospi­tal (LUTH).

Photo: Bene­dict Uwalaka

Nige­rian re­turnees from Libya, on ar­rival at the Mur­tala Muhammed In­ter­na­tional Air­port in La­gos yes­ter­day

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