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29 Nigerians in Europe deported over immigration irregularities

29 Nigerians in Europe deported over immigration irregularities

- Some Nigerians have been deported over issues of immigration irregularities

- These Nigerians were deported from six different European countries

- They were received at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport by the Lagos airport police command

Twenty nine Nigerians were on Thursday, July 19, 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 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos about 7.35 a.m. The deportees, all men were brought in a chartered Titan Airways aircraft with Registration Number: G-POWD.

The spokesperson of the Lagos airport police command, Joseph Alabi, a deputy superintendent of police, confirmed the development.

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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.

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

The deportees were profiled by immigration authorities and were allowed to depart to their various destinations.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that some returnees from Libya have narrated their ordeal in detention camps.

Some of the returnees said that Nigerians are being treated like animals over their attempt to get to Europe through the north African country.

They also said that these Nigerians are poorly fed or receive any form of medical attention when sick.

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