266 Stranded Nigerians Repatriated From Niger Republic Says NEMA

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday received another batch of 266 stranded Nigerians from neighbouring Niger Republic.

The Director-General NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed-Habib, made the disclosure while receiving the returnees at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.

Ahmed-Habib, represented by NEMA Coordinator Kano Territorial Office, Dr Nuradeen Abdullahi, said the returnees arrived at the international wing of the airport.

He noted that the returnees were brought back to Kano under the care of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) from Niamey, capital of Niger Republic through a voluntary repatriation programme.

The programme was meant for the distressed Nigerians who had left the country to seek greener pastures in various European countries and could not afford to return when their journey became frustrated.

The returnees included 144 adult males, 56 adult females and 66 children.

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