34 Nigerians 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
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
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.