The National Emergency Management Agency said it had helped no fewer than 298 Nigerians trapped in Libyan prisons return home to reunite with family and friends since it began a repatriation exercise on August 21, 2023.
NEMA disclosed this in a statement shared on its X (formerly Twitter) page on Monday.
According to the statement, the 298 persons included 124 females and 174 males among which were three infants and six children.
The statement read in part, “Within a span of a week, a total of 298 Nigerian individuals who had been trapped in Libyan prisons were successfully repatriated to their home country. These individuals arrived in two separate chartered flights – the first flight on August 21, 2023, brought 161 returnees, while the second flight brought 137 returnees and arrived today.