155 Nigerians arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos from Libya after unsuccessful attempts they made to cross over to Europe.
The returnees were said to have been picked from different prisons and detention camps in the country.
According to the Nigerian Immigration Services, the returnees’ release, was negotiated by the International Organisation for Migration.
The Public Information Officer of the IOM, Julia Burpee, said they were stranded in Libya and unable to proceed as economic migrants to Europe.
According to her, about 7000 Nigerians have been repatriated since 2001. And in the last 15 months, a total of 1,500 Nigerians have returned from Libya.
Deputy Director, Search and Rescue, National Emergency Management Agency, Bamdele Onimode, said among the returnees were three medical cases.
One of the returnees had paralysis, the other a psychiatric case, while the last was a minor ailment.