No fewer than 161 stranded Nigerian returned from Libya as the European Union and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) resumed repatriation of refugees from the restive North African country.
The operation on Thursday night was the first to be carried out in 2020 after a batch of 168 returned on December 6, 2019.
Exactly two months after the lull, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received another batch of returnees who arrived aboard an Al-Buraq air with flight number UZ189 and registration number 5A-DMA.
The flight landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos in the late hours of Thursday.
This batch brought the total numbers of voluntary returnees from Libya to 14,045.