About two hundred and thirty-eight Nigerian women, along with seven teenage girls and one infant were assisted to return to the country following their aborted travel through Libyan routes. Other returnees, all of whom arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, in Lagos, were seven adults, two teenagers and two baby boys. They were all said to have been stranded in Libya while trying to take the North African route to Europe.
The returnees, assisted by the International Organisation for Migration, IOM, arrived the Nigerian airport at about 8.45pm.
They were received by the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mustapha Maihajja, represented by the South West Zonal coordinator of the agency, Suleiman Yakubu, as well as officials of other security agencies.