Libya deports 160 Nigerians

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 160 stranded Nigerians from Libya

The Returnees were received by the Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, Alh Idris Muhammed at the Cargo Wing of MMIA, Ikeja Lagos.

They were brought back by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with EU’s special intervention on Assisted Voluntary Returnees (AVR) Programme and arrived Nigeria at about 7:50 p. M on Thursday evening via Nouvelair Airline of Libya.

The Returnees were made up of 68 female adults, 1 female child and 5 female infants.

Also, there are 79 male adults, 2 male children and 5 male infants making up 74 females and 86 males including a psychologically traumatized adult male

The Coordinator while receiving them implored other Nigerians still aspiring to travel out of the country to desist from irregular migrations which removes the fundamental rights that such migrants could have enjoyed and by this expose them to avoidable risks.

A Returnee, Mrs Adebisi Komolafe from Osogbo Osun State while narrating her experience explained that “Nigerians need to be praying fervently for Our leaders especially the President.

Despite the bad situations in Libya, the people believe in their leaders and are praying fervently for them. They still see hope in their country”

“If Nigerians can avoid blaming Government for everything, with faith and sincerity our prayers will be accepted by God.

God will guide our leaders right if we direct our supplications to Almighty God to guide our leaders right.”

I don’t wish any Nigerian should think of traveling to Libya, I never knew the situation in Libya before I left, if I had known, I wouldn’t have traveled there.”

Nigeria is far better than that country.

We need prayers and sincerity in Nigeria

“I worked as a housemaid and had opportunity to make some money but the lack of government is a serious problem there.

“I could nott send money back home since I left Nigeria in 2016.”

” The only thing I did was to buy goods that I can sell when I get back to Nigeria and I brought everything back now”

Miss Aisha Ibrahim from Oyo State on her own, totally regretted her ordeal, my sister told me that there are opportunities in Libya, I thought it was an opportunity to travel and make better life like in London or America.

My sister paid for my transportation and after a week on arrival at Libya, I got a housemaid work.

“You must work and carryout any instructions given by those people. You must do whatever directives given.

Failure to comply obey them will attract still punishment or arrest.”

At times, I will not come back to my sister’s house for 3 or six months.

In Libya, you don’t have freedom, once they hear you are a Nigerian, trouble starts. They don’t like us.”

You cannot change work.

“If you have travelling documents and you are caught, those documents will not be returned to you and you will be arrested.

They can raid your house and cart away all your savings and property.”

Miss Ibrahim explained that she worked for 6 months without break and when she wanted to visit her sister, she was accosted on the road

I was arrested, all my money were taken away from me and above all, about 400,000 naira were paid to free me by my sister and this made me come back to Nigeria by going to Nigerian Embassy.

No Nigerian should think of going to Libya please.

Nigeria is far better than Nigeria

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