50 Nigerians Deported From 8 Countries In Europe
On Thursdays morning, fifty Nigerians were deported from eight European countries for committing immigration-related offences.
The Nigerians deported were fished out from Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium, Spain, and Hungary.
The rate of deportation of Nigerians is increasingly alarming, however, more Nigerians still plan to travel out illegally.
Sadly, this current deportation is coming barely 48 hours after some set of 40 Nigerians were deported by the Italian Government, for similar reasons.
The fresh batch of deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos at about 7.36am on Thursday 6th April and they were made up of 48 males and 2 females.
They came into the country via a chartered Privileged Time aircraft, with registration number EC-L20.
The spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, DSP Joseph Alabi confirmed their case.
“This morning, we received 50 Nigerians who were brought back from Europe.
“We had three males from Switzerland; from Germany, we had seven males; from Sweden, we had four males, from Luxembourg, we had six males; from Austria, we had 18, consisting of 17 males and one female.
“From Belgium, we had only one female; from Spain, we had five males and finally from Hungary, we had six males, which makes it a total of 50.”
Mr. Joseph Alabi said that all the Nigerians deported were alleged to have committed undisclosed immigration-related offences in their host countries.
Alabi also said 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 the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The deportees were profiled by immigration authorities and were allowed to depart to their various destinations.