23 Nigerians deported over immigration offences in UK

The Government of the United Kingdom has deported 23 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 23 Nigerians deported arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos at about 6.a.m on Friday.

The deportees,who are all males, were brought back in a chartered aircraft.

DSP Joseph Alabi, the Spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, confirmed the development to NAN.

The deportees were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), and the Police.

Also on ground to receive them were officials  of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

NAN gathered that the deportees were profiled by immigration authorities and given stipends to facilitate their transportation to their respective states.

The Italian Government on March 8, deported 37 Nigerians from the country for similar reasons.

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43 Nigerians deported from Europe

About 43 Nigerians were deported from Germany, Belgium and Italy on Thursday night for immigration offences and unruly behaviour, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said. The deportees arrived through Hi-Fly chartered Airbus 330 with registration number CS-TQW at Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 8:50 p.m.


They were received on arrival by officials of NEMA, the Nigerian Immigration Service and the Nigerian Police, among others. According to the Deputy Director, Search and Rescue, NEMA, Dr. Bandele Onimode, 33 of the deportees came from Italy; seven from Belgium and three from Germany.

Onimode who represented the DG of NEMA, Mohammed Sidi, said the agency would make sure they get to their various destinations and also urged them to stay in the country and help develop it. “They are coming back almost empty and this is a lesson for them to settle down home and be useful to their country. We will ensure that they are well catered for” he said.

[Linda Ikeji]

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