UK Deports 35 Nigerians


The string of deportation of Nigerians from different parts of the world has continued as the government of the United Kingdom on Wednesday deported 35 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country.

The deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos in the early hours but were kept away from the public until they completed vital documentations with the Nigerian authorities.

The deportees, comprising 30 males and five females, were brought back aboard a chartered Titanic Airways with registration number: G-POWO.

DSP Joseph Alabi, the spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, confirmed the development.

THISDAY learnt that 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).

The deportees who wore long faces were profiled by immigration authorities and were each given a stipend to facilitate their transportation to their respective states.