On Monday, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) announced the arrival of an additional group of 99 Nigerians who were stranded in Niger Republic.
According to a statement released by the NEMA's Lagos Territorial Office Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye, and shared on the NEMA Twitter account, the returnees were assisted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on a voluntary basis.
The flight carrying the stranded Nigerians landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos at 2:15 p.m.
The statement said, “Another batch of 99 stranded Nigerians has been repatriated back to the country from Niger Republic. The returnees who were assisted back to the country in a voluntary capacity by the International Organisation for Migration landed around 1415 hours.
“The chartered flight Sky Mali with registration number TZ-SMA, Boeing 737-500 had 15 adult females including two with medical cases and 76 adult males, seven female children, 15 male children, one female and infants respectively aboard the aircraft."