AMIDST fear of xenophobic attacks among other things, 97 Nigerians have been deported from South Africa for civil and criminal offences.
Six of the deportees were returned into the country for drug offences; 10 were arrested and deported for criminal offences while others committed immigration offences in the South Africa.
The deportees comprising 95 males and two females arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport at night on Monday with a chartered aircraft with the registration number GBB710 from Johannesburg, South Africa. The deportees are 95 males and two females.
Those deported for drug and criminal offences were immediately handed over to police for further prosecution while others with civil cases were left to go home after profiling by the officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) at the airport.