by Azeez Adeniyi
253 Nigerians stranded in Libya were on Tuesday deported back to the country.
The deportees comprising of 140 adult females and 8 children, as well as 103 adult male and 3 male children were conveyed in an Airbus A333-200 with registration number 5A LAT.
The aircraft conveying them landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, around 8:10pm.
They were received at the Hajj Terminal by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.
one of the deportees was suffering serious burns on her face while another had mental depression.
Director General of NEMA, Engr Mustapha Maihaja , represented by the Deputy Director, Search and Rescue, Dr. Abdullahi Onimode, said the deportees would be given some token to go back to their respective destinations.
He said, “We are giving them some stipends. We need to let them realize that the country they left some years ago is not the same country they are meeting today. We have moved ahead and everybody now has equal opportunity to be the best you can be.”