FILE PHOTO: Nigerian returnees from Libya.

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

The fourth batch of 461 stranded Nigerians evacuated from war-torn Libya landed in a Max Air Cargo Plane at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa tarmac at exactly 12.24 am on Friday, after a four-hour flight from Tripoli.

The returnees, who had various gory experiences in the hands of heartless Libyans narrated how some Nigerians were mercilessly tortured and some unfortunate ones killed, warn other Nigerians nursing the ambition of travelling to Europe through Libya to perish the thought.

Among those evacuated were pregnant women, children, teenagers and adults.

Unlike in the other batches that were evacuated through the Port Harcourt International Airport, there were no standby medical emergencies.

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of Max Air, Ibrahim Kahiru, revealed that this was the fourth batch of the Libyan returnees since the evacuation of Nigerian stranded in Libya started in December last year, as about 2,000 of them had been evacuated.

He stated that part of the challenges faced during the evacuation was security and that the plane could only leave from Nigeria to Libya when invited by Libyan authorities after due security clearance.

Kahiru said the plane landed in Libya at about 7.30 pm and took about one and half hours to get them boarded in the aircraft.

It is expected that various state governments will come to pick up the indigenes for rehabilitation after profiling them.

Source: pmnewsnigeria


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