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Friday, 11 August 2017

41 deported from six EU countries over immigration offences




Forty-one Nigerians were yesterday deported from six European countries for immigration and related offences, the six countries include Austria, Germany, Hungry, Switzerland, Norway and Denmark.

According to a Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) source, the deportees include 35 men and six women.

A Boeing 767-300 series belonging to Privilege Air with the registration number ECLZO from Austria returned the deportees through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

The aircraft touched down at the airport at about 12:05pm.


The immigration source hinted that unlike in the past when Nigerians were returned to the country for immigration, criminal and other related offences, the deportees were returned for overstaying in the European countries.

The source said the deportees were picked from different cities in the six European countries.

Besides, it was gathered that the security officials that followed the deportees from the European countries handed them over to officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), who later processed them and allowed them to depart the airport.

It was gathered that Aviation Security (AVSEC) officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) was also on ground to receive the deportees who The Nation gathered wore gloomy faces on their arrival.

Thirty-four Nigerians were in June repatriated from Switzerland, Germany, Iceland, Austria, Belgium and Hungary.



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