499 Nigerians Evacuated From Libya



The Federal Government has evacuated 499 Nigerians, out of the about 2000 said to be stranded in Tripoli over the political crisis in Libya. The returnees arrived the Abuja International Airport at 1:30 am on Sunday, via a chartered flight.

It was gathered that the Director General of the National Emergency Management agency (NEMA) Muhammad Sani-Sidi ledthe rescue team and promised that the exercise would continue till all Nigerians stranded in the Arab nation are brought back home.

He said that the federal government has established a special camp to accommodate the returnees who will be discharged after necessary documentations and screening exercise.

Sani-Sidi also announced that the second flighthas flown to Libyato bring the remaining Nigerian nationals.{googleAds}
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In a statement by Yashau Shuaib, Head Press and Public Relations, NEMA, the rescue team for the operation included officers from NEMA, Foreign Affairs,immigrations, medical and security personnel.

The statement also said President Goodluck Jonathan had ordered for the immediate evacuation of distressed Nigerians after the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja.
Among the evacuated citizens are the elderly, women, children as well as a few convicts handed over to the Nigerian Embassy in Tripoli.



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Kemylad 2011-02-28 13:44:06
good move by Nigeria Government, what about other illegal immigrant without proper document, should dey be killed at least i understand that over 500,000 Nigerian are in lybia, just only 499 brought home, pls still put more effort to bring ohter from dere.

Am Kelvo By Name 2012-12-22 20:05:45
A very big thanks to whom ever that made the flight possible God will bless u pls try and bring others back cos I know that they suffering there pls sir thanks for d one u have done that's a good attempt u made me remember that love still exist again

Am Kelvo By Name 2012-12-22 20:10:27
I was once there and I know what past through there just thst God answered my prayer I would have died there. I mean what am saying am not kidding. Pls if u have d connection to bring them home pls do cos they are living without hope there

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