UK deports 35 Nigerians
The government of the United Kingdom yesterday deported 35 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA), Lagos, at about 5.50 a.m.
The deportees, comprising 30 males and five females, were brought back aboard a chartered Titanic Airways aircraft with registration number: G-POWO.
Spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, Joseph Alabi, confirmed the development.
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 of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
It was gathered that the deportees were profiled by the immigration authorities and were each given a stipend to facilitate their transportation to their respective states.
Recall that the British authorities had, on March 31, 2017, deported 23 Nigerians for similar reasons.