The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has announced the death of one Libyan returnee who died 2 day after their arrival in Port Harcourt.
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, died on Thursday, February 15 at 5.15 a.m.
The young Libyan returnee was reported to have arrived the airport on Tuesday looking emaciated. She was immediately carried on the back by one of the staff member of NEMA and 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.”
The aircraft conveying the returnees including Adebayo touched down at the airport 1:10 a.m. on Tuesday morning. They were received NEMA and other agencies on behalf of the Federal Government.
As Nigeria receives more batches of the returnees from Libya, more returnees are expected for evacuation window as the Federal Government looks to meet the over 5,300 target of Nigerian returnees.
A total of 2,091 Nigerians have so far been evacuated by the Federal Government through the Port Harcourt International Airport.
A statement from the agency reads:
‘With a heavy heart, we announce the death of a female returnee, from Ogun State, who was part of the 5th batch and has been on admission since their arrival on Monday 12. May Her Soul Rest in Peace’.
The late Libyan returnee who hailed from Ogun State died after two days of medical treatment at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital on Wednesday 15th February 2018