The Government of the United Kingdom on Wednesday deported 35
Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deportees arrived at
the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos at about 5.50
The deportees, comprising 30 males and five females, were brought back
aboard a chartered Titanic Airways aircraft with registration Number:
The spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, Joseph Alabi,
confirmed the development to NAN.
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).
NAN gathered that the deportees were profiled by the immigration
authorities and were each given a stipend to facilitate their
transportation to their respective states.
The British authorities had on March 31 deported 23 Nigerians for
similar reasons.