One hundred and thirty eight Nigerians were deported on Wednesday, 16th August from Libya in North African.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the deportees comprise 106 female adults, three female children, eight male adults, 18 male children and three male infants.
They were said to have arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos, about 6.07 p.m.
The deportees, NEMA officials said, were flown aboard an Airbus 320 with registration number ONO and flight number BRQ 189/190.
Yesterday’s deportation brings to 2,232 the number of Nigerians that have been deported from Libya since last year under a programme facilitated by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
Confirming the return of the 138 Nigerians yesterday, NEMA’s Director General Mustapha Maihajja said the activities of human traffickers and their conspirators were embarrassing Nigeria.