Another set of 242 Nigerians have from Libya in line with the efforts of the federal government to intervein in the deadly migrant crisis at the Mediterranean sea crossing.
This brings to a total of almost 1000 Nigerians deported in the last one month with the arrivals of 254, 259,149 and 272 respectively.
A source from the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) informed Global Sentinel on Tuesday that the deportees are 242 comprising of men, women and children from Libya.
“The aircraft touched down at 9.10pm .Also in the group of returnees were young pregnant ladies. Registration and profiling is on going,” the source said.
The returnees are being screened and profiled by the relevant Nigerian authorities including the NCFRMI, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), NAPTIP, Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Nigerian Drugs Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA and Federal Airports Authorities of Nigeria (FAAN) amongst others.