Another set of 175 Nigerians who voluntarily agreed to be deported from Libya Tuesday arrived the cargo section of the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos aboard a chartered Nouvelair aircraft with registration number TS-INA.
They were assisted back to Nigeria by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM9) and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya. And were received at the Hajj Camp area of the airport by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) , the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Police.
Addressing newsmen, Air Commodore Paul Ohemu, Director, Search and Rescue, NEMA, said “the agency in collaboration with the IOM was working to stem irregular migration and return stranded Nigerians from Libya”.
According to him,"There are a lot of things you can do in Nigeria here. You don't have to travel outside the country in search of greener pastures. My advice to parents is to keep tab on their children and to ensure that they know where their children are going to and not to be deceived by phantom promises," he said.
"NAPTIP has sent 315 Nigerians to prison for human trafficking with a total conviction of 265”, he said.