The governments of the United Kingdom and Australia on Wednesday jointly deported 40 Nigerians for various immigration offences.
It was gathered that the deportees – 33 males and 7 females – arrived the Hajj camp area of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on two separate chartered flights.
Nigerians were not the only ones forcefully repatriated as citizens of other African countries, such as Ghana, Liberia and Egypt, were also deported.
The returnees were received by various agencies at the airport, while officials of Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, checked their identities to ascertain their nationalities.
A source, who witnessed the incident, said some of the deportees were violent when immigration officers attempted to take their fingerprints.
In 2015, more than 40 Nigerians were similarly deported from UK for what the United Kingdom government called immigration offences. Switzerland also deported some Nigerians