34 Nigerians deported from Europe arrive at Lagos
34 Nigerians were deported from six European countries for committing immigration-related offences yesterday arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport ,MMlA, Lagos in the early hours of yesterday morning.
They were deported from Switzerland, Germany, Iceland, Austria, Belgium and Hungary.
The deportees, comprising of 32 males and two females, were brought back in a chartered Airbus Panorama aircraft.
The spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, DSP Joseph Alabi who confirmed the arrival of the deportees said; “This morning, we received 34 Nigerians who were brought back from Europe. They were made up of 32 males and two females.“
According to him, all the deportees were alleged to have committed immigration-related offences in their host countries. 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, and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
The deportees were profiled by immigration authorities and were allowed to depart to their various destinations.
This deportation is coming barely two days after 175 Nigerians who voluntarily agreed to leave Libya arrived the cargo section of the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos aboard a chartered Nouvelair aircraft with registration number TS-INA.
The returnees, made up of 34 males, 122 females, 10 children and nine infants, were assisted back to Nigeria by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM9) and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya.