34 Nigerians deported from Belgium, Germany, four others


34 Nigerians were on Thursday deported from six European countries for committing immigration-related offences. The affected individuals were from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Iceland and Switzerland.

The deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA), Lagos, at 6: 30 a.m. on Thursday.

They were brought back in a chartered Airblue Panorama aircraft.

The deportees comprised 32 males and two females.

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

He said: “This (Thursday) morning, we received 34 Nigerians who were brought back from Europe. They comprised 32 males and two females.”

He said the deportees allegedly committed immigration-related offences in their host countries.

Alabi 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 of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA),” the police spokesman added.

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