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98 stranded Nigerians return from Niger Republic

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At least 98 Nigerians stranded in Agadez, Niger Republic, returned to the country on Thursday.

The Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Kano Territorial Office, Dr. Nuradeen Abdullahi, who disclosed this to journalists, said the returnees were brought back to Kano in three luxury buses under the care of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) from Agadez.

He said: “The returnees were brought back through a voluntary repatriation programme for the distressed who had left the country to seek greener pastures in various European countries and could not afford to return when their journey became frustrated.”

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He said that the returnees included 81 men, six women and 11 children (three females and eight males).

The returnees, according to him, were from Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, and Edo, among others.

Abdullahi added: “The returnees will be trained for four days to be self-reliant and will be given a grant.”

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