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More Nigerians Deported From Europe

50 Nigerians Deported From 8 European Countries1

50 Nigerians, who were deported from eight European countries for immigration-related offences, arrived at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, on Thursday.

This is less than two days after 40 other Nigerians were deported from Italy for similar offences.

The countries from which the current set were deported include:Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium, Spain and Hungary.

The deportees, comprising of 48 males and two females, were brought back in a chartered Privileged Time aircraft, with registration number EC-L20, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.

Spokesman of the Lagos airport police command, Joseph Alabi, confirmed the development, saying: “This morning, we received 50 Nigerians who were brought back from Europe,” he said.

“We had three males from Switzerland; from Germany, we had seven males;from Sweden, we had four males, from Luxembourg, we had six males; from Austria, we had 18, comprising of 17 males and one female.

“From Belgium, we had only one female; from Spain, we had five males and finally from Hungary, we had six males, which makes it a total of 50.”

Alabi said all the deportees were alleged to have committed immigration-related offences in their host countries, adding that on arrival, they 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.

They were however allowed to depart to their various destinations after they had been profiled by the authorities.

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