- One of the Nigerians recently evacuated from Libya is dead
- She was reportedly looking emaciated on arrival and was rushed to the hospital for treatment
- She, however, died two days after returning to the country
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has announced the death of one of the Libyan returnees.
The deceased, Towabola Adebayo, an indigene of Ogun state was among the 5th batch of returnees that arrived Port Harcourt International Airport on Tuesday, February 13.
Adebayo, according to her death certificate signed by the casualty officer, Akaa Chibuike, and made available to Channels Television, died on Thursday, February 15 at 5.15 am.
The young lady was reported to have arrived the airport on Tuesday looking emaciated. She was immediately rushed to the hospital.
Examination by the medical officers at the hospital said she was resuscitated while on admission but her blood glucose level kept fluctuating.
She was admitted through the accident and emergency unit of the hospital after complaints of “several episodes of vomiting, abdominal pain and low-grade fever associated with weakness, anorexia, weight loss, frequent urination and increased thirst.”
NAIJ.com previously reported that as part of the federal government’s evacuation program for Nigerians stranded in Libya, 465 persons arrived the country on Friday, February 2.
The returnees arrived at the Port Harcourt International Airport on board Max Air.
They were received by officials of the NEMA.
More Nigerians are reportedly still expected to be repatriated as the government looks to meet the over 5,300 target of Nigerian returnees.
The National Assembly had moved towards addressing the migrant issue and ordered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to invite the Libyan Ambassador to Nigeria and discuss how to end the slave trade in the country.
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