Abuja, December 1: After the time period January to June of this year, the second batch of 150 Nigerians returned to Nigeria from Libya. There are 13 female adults, 133 male adults, a teenage girl, 2 teenage boys and a toddler in this batch of returnees, who had suffered a severe torture in the North African Countries.
They were brought back to Nigeria through the assistance of International Organization of Migration (IOM) and The European Union (EU) and received by South West Zonal coordinator Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu on behalf of NEMA. There were also other officials of National Immigration Service (NIS), The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to welcome back the home returning people.
According to the documents, 2251 Nigerian were deported through chartered flights between January and June 2017. Where 1321 were male while the rest of them were female. Besides those deported through regular flights which were mainly from Europe, South Africa, and some other African Countries were 2030, again from the document in this batch 1502 and 528 are the number of male and females respectively. It’s clear from documents that a number of males are more than a number of females in all cases.
Among the returnees, who were involved in criminal cases or activities were handed to Nigeria Police and those who were involved in drug dealing matters were handed to National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).President Muhammadu Buhari Ordered to evacuate all the Nigerians from Libya, the report disclosed the fact that they are being sold as slaves in the north African nation for $400 only.