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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

UK, Australia have deported Nigerians for various offences

File photo : African migrants in Tel Aviv slated for deportation

The United Kingdom and Australia on Wednesday jointly deported 40
Nigerians alleged to havecommitted various offences in both countries.


The deportees comprising 33 males and 7 females arrived at the Hajj Camp area of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at 7:25 a.m. with two chartered aircraft.

Thirty-six of the deportees were flown into the country in a chartered aircraft with registration number ZTA -4741.

The other four were repatriated through an Air Seychelles aircraft with registration number SND-1.

The Public Relations Officer, NIS, Mr Ekpedeme King, confirmed the development to aviation correspondents on phone, but could not provide further details.

It would be recalled that 50 Nigerians were deported from the United Kingdom on November 25, 2015 for similar reasons.

A reliable source at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said that apart from Nigerians, some unspecified Africans from Ghana, Liberia and Egypt, were also deported.

According to the source, they were received by various agencies such as the Police, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and the National Agency for Protection and Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

The source said they were deported from their host countries for overstaying their visas and other immigration offences.

Source: PM News
Modified by #Team_NIS

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