499 Nigerians Evacuated From Libya


    About 499 stranded Nigerians have been rescued from the crisis ridden Libya by the federal government in the first batch of the airlift. They arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday in a chartered air craft.

    President Goodluck Jonathan had ordered that the stranded Nigerians be evacuated in Libya following the political uprising in Tripoli, adding that the government is committed to ensure the safety of Nigerians anywhere in world.

    The Director General of National Emergency Management agency (NEMA), Muhammad Sani-Sidi said the second plane is expected even as he assured that all 2000 stranded Nigerians would be safely evacuated.

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