The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Monday received 149 Nigerian returnees who had been stranded in Libya, bringing the total number brought back to the country in the last five weeks to 975.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Boeing 737-800 aircraft with Registration Number 5A-DMG which flew in the returnees touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 6:35pm.

Comprising 29 females, 115 males and five children, the returnees were assisted by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

Receiving the returnees, the Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Maihajja, lauded the efforts of the Edo State Government at curtailing the effect of illegal migration of youths.

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