UK, Australia deports 40 Nigerians
The United Kingdom and Australia on Wednesday deported 40 Nigerians for various immigration offences.
Nigerianfranknews gathered that the deportees were deported from their host countries for overstaying their visas, expired documents and other immigration offences.
The deportees comprising male and female arrived the hajj camp area of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at 7:25am with a chartered aircraft with registration number ZTA -4741.
The deportees numbering 36 comprising of 29 males and seven females while another four were brought in by Air Seychelles with registration number SND-1 for similar immigration offences, making the total number 40.
Also deported alongside Nigerians were citizens from other African countries like Ghana, Liberia and Egypt.
The returnees were received by various agencies such as Immigration that checked their identities to ascertain their nationalities, Police, National Agency for Protection and Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, and other relevant stakeholders.
It also gathered that some of the deportees were violent when officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, attached to the international wing of the airport attempted to collect their fingerprints for data purpose while those who didn’t kick against the fingerprin were swiftly attended to by the officers and were allowed to leave the airport after the completion of their documentations.
The deportees who refused to speak on their situation seems overwhelmed having been sent packing unprepared.
Some of them quietly left the airport without attracting much attention to themselves.
The Public Relations Officer, NIS, Mr. Ekpedeme King who confirmed the deportation could not give much details.
He said that the service was still awaiting more information from its Lagos office as at the time of filing in this report.
It will be recalled that in April, 48 Nigerians were deported by UK and Switzerland Governments for residing in their countries illegally.