65 Nigerians deported from UK, Spain arrive Lagos [Updated]

by Rachel Ogbu

File photo

65 Nigerians deported from around Europe countries arrived Nigeria yesterday Friday, January  25.

According to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN in Lagos, the deportees came from Spain, Bulgaria, Romania and the United Kingdom.

A FAAN official, who pleaded anonymity, revealed to reporters at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport’s cargo section in Lagos that the deportees arrived at 7.40am and were made up of 48 men, 12 women and five children.

He explained that they were arrested for allegedly having expired documents and being illegal aliens.

The source said that eight of the deportees, including three women, were deported for alleged criminal offences.

Reports alleged that the five male deportees initially resisted arrest, but were later persuaded to coöperate by the policemen.

In total, police immediately arrested eight people from the number deported and took  them straight to the Criminal Investigation Department, Nigerian Police Force, Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos, in a Toyota pick-up with registration number “Ontario AZKC-549.”

* The headline of this story has been updated. Photo is a file photo.

Comments (7)

  1. This picture was taken by a friend, these are not Nigerians. They are refugees in Northern Mali. But am not disputing the fact that Nigerians were deported anyway, just that the picture doesn't match.

  2. Is this the correct picture of the deportees? Pls get your facts right.

  3. This is a picture of muslim pilgrims cueing to enter plane. See them in their hajj uniform, one of them is even wearing his haram.

    You better go and look for the picture of deportees. I am sure it will be a mixture of nigerian ethnics, not purely northerners. You will beleive me that northerners are not much in the countries you are talking about. Pls be just and fair.

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