Another batch of 180 Nigerians returns from Niger

One other batch of 180 Nigerians stranded in Agadez area of Niger Republic turned to the nation on Friday.

The Nationwide Emergency Administration Company (NEMA) Coordinator, Kano Territorial Workplace, Dr. Nurudeen Abdullahi, confirmed the event to journalists within the state.

He mentioned the returnees arrived within the nation at 11:30 a.m. and had been accompanied by officers of the Worldwide Organisation for Migration (IOM) based mostly in Niger Republic.

He added that the returnees had been introduced again to the nation by way of a voluntary repatriation programme.

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The NEMA official mentioned the returnees comprised 144 males, 13 females, and 23 youngsters.

The determine introduced the variety of Nigerians that had returned to the nation from the landlocked West African nation to 309 within the final 5 months.

NEMA acquired 129 Nigerians stranded in Niger on Could 21.

Abdullahi mentioned: “The returnees are from totally different components of the nation with some from Lagos, Katsina, Cross River, Kaduna, Bauchi, and Kano States, amongst others.”

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