28 Nigerians deported from Europe
No fewer than 28 Nigerians were on Thursday night deported from three European countries for residing in those countries illegally.
This is coming barely two weeks after 48 Nigerians were deported from United Kingdom for various immigration offences.
The 28 Nigerians were repatriated from Italy, Switzerland and Belgium.
The source who confirmed the development stated that 24 of the returnees were brought from Italy and two each from Switzerland and Belgium.
80 per cent of the deportees who were men arrived the Hajj camp area of MMIA around 7:25pm on Thursday.
They deportees were airlifted back into Nigeria by Meridiana Fly aircraft, which emanated from Rome.
The returnees were received by various agencies like Immigration, Police and others.
The 28 deportees were screened by Immigration, Police, National Agency for Protection of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, and other relevant stakeholders.
It was gathered that the 28 Nigerians were deported for over staying their visas in the European countries.
In the same vein, the British Authorities are also on the verge of deporting no fewer than 500 Nigerians in the coming months for offences ranging from over staying, expired documents .
Narrating her story, one of the deportees, Success Smart, a teenage girl said she travelled out of the Nigeria two years ago through the Libyan route.
Commenting on why she did not return with the earlier batch during Libyan repatriation exercise, Smart said she was learning a trade to become a hairdresser and that her parents refused to sign agreement with her master as an apprentice while she was in Nigeria then.
She, regretted travelling out of the
country and urged other Nigerian youths against seeking any greener pasture abroad.