The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received no fewer than 180 stranded Nigerians from Libya.
The Returnees comprised 82 female adults, two female children and 11 female infants.
For the male returnees, there were 79 adults; one male child and five male infants.
Alhaji Idris Muhammed, Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, confirmed the development to newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos.
Muhammed said the Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 9:30 p.m. on Monday aboard a chartered Buraq Air aircraft with registration number 5A-DMG .
According to him, they were brought back by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and European Union under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees (AVR) Programme.
He said: “The returnees are made up of 82 female adults, two female children and 11 female infants.
“Also, there are 79 male adults, one male child and five male infants making up 95 females and 85 males.”
Welcoming the returnees, Muhammed advised them to put their bitter experiences in the volatile North African country behind them and look to the future with renewed hope.
He enjoined all the segments of the society to see the menace of irregular migrations as emergency situation.
According to him, any situation where a life is under threat is considered to be emergency risk and all hands must be on deck to prevent the threat.
NAN reports that a batch of 160 Nigerians is also expected to arrive on Tuesday (today) from Libya at about 8:30 p.m.