Libya deports 172 Nigerians

No fewer than 172 Nigerians were yesterday deported by the Libyan government over immigration irregularities.
The deportees comprising of 166 males and six females arrived the hajj camp area of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport around 7:00am.
Confirming the deportation from Libya, a source at the airport disclosed that the deportees were sent packing for offences ranging from overstaying, possession of forged and expired paper and other immigration related offences in Libya.
It was gathered  that the deportees were repatriated into the country with chartered aircraft from Libya.
The deportees 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.
They returnees had since left the airport to different locations in town in search of their friends and relatives.
King told our correspondent that the deportees were returned to the country for overstaying their visas in Libya and other immigration offences in the North African country.
He said, “What I can tell you is that some Nigerians were deported today (yesterday) for immigration offences. Most of those brought overstayed Libya.
One of the deportees, who simply identified himself as Chris claimed that he travelled out of Nigeria about two years ago in search of greener pastures.
He however insisted that he didn’t commit any crime in Libya that would warrant his deportation back to Nigeria.
It would be recalled that in November 2015, about 76 Nigerians were deported from three European countries including United Kingdom.

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