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Another batch of 136 airlifted back home to Nigeria

In continuation of the rescue of Nigerians stranded in Libya, another batch of 136 were airlifted back home to Nigeria early morning of Tuesday February 13, 2018. The returnees comprise of 86 males 50 females, among them 8 children were conveyed by Medview Air, one of the airline engaged by the Federal Government to evacuate the stranded Nigerians back home from the North African country. The aircraft touched down at 1:10am at Port Harcourt International Airport where the returnees were received by NEMA and other agencies on behalf of the Federal Government. They were immediately transported to the reception center for profiling, refreshment and medical assistance to the sick. One of returnees was immediately transported in a waiting NEMA ambulance to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital for treatment. Mr Eric Ebhodaghe, a chief admin officer of NEMA who stood in for DG NEMA in receiving the returnees on behalf of the Federal Government called on the states government to expedite in coming to transport their indigenes home from the reception center for proper rehabilitation and integration in their various communities.

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