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29 Nigerians in Europe deported over immigration irregularities

Geoffrey Onyeama, Foreign Affairs Minister

 By Solomon Asowata

 Twenty nine Nigerians were on Thursday deported from six European countries over irregularities related to immigration offences.

They were deported from Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Norway and Lithuania.

The deportees arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos about 7.35 a.m.

All men, the deportees, were brought in a chartered Titan Airways aircraft with Registration Number: G-POWD.

DSP Joseph Alabi, the spokesman, Lagos Airport Police Command, confirmed the development to NAN.

Alabi said, “this morning, we received 29 Nigerians who were brought from Europe. They were all males.’’

“28 of the deportees were alleged to have committed immigration-related offences while one of them was allegedly involved in a police case.’’

He 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 Nigeria Police.

Also on ground to receive them were officials the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

NAN gathered that the deportees were profiled by immigration authorities and were allowed to depart to their various destinations.

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