No Less Than 99 Stranded Nigerians Repatriated From Niger

On Monday, no less than 99 Nigerians who were stranded in the Niger Republic were returned home.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) used the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos to repatriate them.
At the MMIA cargo terminal, the Federal Government’s returnees were met by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
The country in West Africa has been experiencing unrest since the military took over early this year.
The Niger junta was under pressure from Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to restore democratic governance, but their efforts were unsuccessful.
Some Nigerians have been left stranded by the country’s upheaval, and the IOM is assisting them as part of its migrants’ assistance program.
The Nigerian returnees who were assisted back to the country arrived at about 1415 hours aboard a chartered flight Sky Mali with registration number TZ-SMA Boeing 737-500.
According to the breakdown of the returnees, there were 15 female adults including two with medical cases and 60 male adults; seven female children, 15 male children, one male and one female infant were on board.
Ada Peter
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