Government of the United Kingdom, Wednesday morning deported no fewer than 48 Nigerians living in that country citing various immigration related offences.
This deportation is coming on the heels of one of Europe major migration crisis and terror threat as immigrants have been moving into Europe from the Middle Eastern nation of Syria and the recent terror act that claimed the lives of many in Paris, France.
A Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) source at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos where the deportees were brought said that they arrived the airport at 8.03 am on board a Boeing 767 aircraft with registration number AWC931 and that the flight originated from London Stansted Airport to Lagos.
It was further learnt that the deportees were deported for immigration related offences but there was no official statement on the offences committed by the deportees.
Highlights of deportees
According to NIS sources, there were 48 Nigerians deported; of which 44 were male, while 4 were female
The source said explicitly that the deportees overstayed their visas in UK and on arrival they were accompanied by security officials from UK
When our correspondent visited the Lagos Airport, only very few deportees were seen around most of them had left but the ones around in their usual way were seen loitering about disorganised.
A source, who spoke on the deportees, said that while some of them called on their friends and relations to pick them up, others made secured cars to take them to their various destinations.
One of the deportees, who spoke under the condition of anonymity stated that he has a dual citizenship of Nigeria and Netherland and that he was picked up on his way to the studio.
The deportee claimed that he does not know anybody in Lagos and as a result he has nowhere to go.
Another explained that he had done nothing wrong and this was a gross violation of his human right.
Meanwhile the NIS source simply said,” That’s what they all say” in response to the deportee who was lamenting
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