83 Nigerians Deported from UK, 41 arrive MMIA (PHOTOS)


41 Nigerians deported from the United Kingdom for various immigration of­fences Wednesday arrived at the car­go terminal of Murtala Muhammed Inter­national Airport (MMIA), Ikeja Lagos in a chartered Air bus 330 aircraft which touched ground at about 7:40 a.m.

The deportees, made up of 33 males and eight females were said to have been living il­legally in the UK as their visas have expired.

Officials of the National Emergency Man­agement Agency (NEMA), Nigeria Immi­gration Service (NIS), Nigerian Air Force (NAF), police men and aviation security per­sonnel were on ground to receive and pro­file them.

They said Tuesday that 81 deportees would arrive through the Murtala Muhammed In­ternational Airport, Ikeja, adding that offi­cials of the agency and other government workers were expected to receive them.

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Farinloye said the prisoners would com­plete their jail terms in Nigeria.

He said: “We were informed that 83 Ni­gerians would be deported from the Unit­ed Kingdom on Wednesday morning. Some of the people affected are those who haven’t completed their prison sentences. They would be taken to Nigerian prisons to com­plete their terms. Although we cannot tell the various offences, we believe others could be drug-related and immigration problems.

“We expect that when they arrive in the country, we would be able to know the real reason for their deportation. The aircraft is expected to arrive in the country at 5am at the Murtala Muhammed International Air­port.”

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