Pregnant-Libya returnee delivers at Lagos Airport
NEWS DIGEST–A pregnant Nigerian-Libya returnee yesterday went into labour shortly after arrival at the cargo wing of the Murtala Muhamnmed International Airport, Lagos. Few moments afterwards, was delivered of a baby by a combined team of medical personnel.
The woman was one of 12 pregnant returnees among 161 Nigerians brought back to the country with the assistance of the International Organization of Migration (IOM).
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday received the 50th flight of voluntary assisted returnees from Libya.
The latest returnees brought the total number of returnees from Libya to 10,000 since April, 2017.
Yesterday, the NEMA received 161 returnees from the IOM with nine medical cases, 12 pregnant women and one seven-year-old.
Amongst the 161 were 147 adults, four children and 10 infants.Earlier on Tuesday, the NEMA had received a batch of 149 returnees making 310 returnees brought back in the week.
The Zonal Coordinator of the NEMA, Alhaji Suleman Yakubu, on behalf of the Federal Government, thanked the IOM and other development partners for their humanitarian efforts on the Special Assisted Voluntary Repatriation.