No fewer than 19,000 Nigerians have been brought back to Nigeria from Libya since 2012 through the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)-supported programme.
The programme is sponsored by the European Union for Nigerians who had intended travelling out of the country in search of greener pastures but got stranded in Libya.
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, made this known on Wednesday as it announced the arrival of 158 such stranded Nigerians into the country.
The returnees who were assisted back to Nigeria by IOM arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 1747 aboard Al Buraq Airline Boeing 737-800 with registration number 5A-DMG from Libya.
The returnees were received at the cargo wing of the airport where they had to pass through screening with Nigeria Immigration Service.
The breakdown of the returnees indicates that there are 86 female adults, six female children and 13 female infants.
The returnees are also made up of 42 male adults, three medical cases, three female children and 21 male infants.
They would all be in isolation for seven days during which training and other medical process would be conducted.