‘71 children, 48 women’ — NEMA receives 150 Nigerians repatriated from Chad

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has received 150 stranded Nigerians repatriated from the Chad Republic.

In a statement on Wednesday, the agency said the repatriated Nigerians include 71 children, 48 females, eight infants, and 23 men.

The agency said the evacuated Nigerians arrived at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Tuesday at about 8:30 pm.

“The Nigerians were assisted back in a voluntary repatriation exercise programme by the United Nations International Organisation for Migration (UN’IOM) on Tuesday, 14th, 2024,” the agency said.


“The flight Air Cargo with registration number SU-BUR landed at the cargo wing of Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, at about 2030 hours.

“The profiles of the returnees indicate that 23 males, 48 females, 71 children, and 8 infants arrived in Nigeria aboard the flight.

“Some of the returnees demonstrated their joy at the success of their return back to Nigeria. Agencies on the ground to receive the Nigerians were NEMA, Immigration Services, Nigeria Port Health Services, FAAN, and the Nigeria Refugee Commission.”


Last year, 104 stranded Nigerians were repatriated from N’Djamena, the capital of the Chad Republic.

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