Friday, 24 February 2017

43 Nigerians Deported from Germany, Italy and Belgium Arrive in Lagos.

No fewer than 43 Nigerians on Thursday night deported from Germany, Belgium, and Italy for several immigration-related offences and unruly behaviour.

The deportees arrived through Hi-Fly chartered Airbus 330 aircraft with registration number CS-TQW at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) at exactly 8:55 p.m.

The deportees were received on arrival by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the police and several other agencies in deportation matters.

Earlier in the week, 171 Nigerians, consisting 112 females, 49 males and five infants ‘voluntarily returned from Libya with a tale of woes after their attempt to cross to Europe through the sea and the Sahara Desert failed.

Commenting on the latest deportation, the Deputy Director, Search and Rescue, NEMA, Dr. Bandele Onimode, said the deportees comprised 33 from Italy; seven from Belgium and three from Germany.

Onimode who represented the Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Mohammed Sidi said the agency would make sure the deportees were comfortable and ensure their safe return to their various destinations.

He urged them to stay in the country and join hands with others to develop it.

"They are coming back almost empty and this is a lesson to them to settle down home and be useful to their country. We will ensure that they are well catered for," he said.

Source: Sahara Reporters

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