At least thirty-four Nigerians deported from six European countries for immigration-related offences arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday.
NAN reports that the deportees, who arrived at 6.30a.m, were sent back home from Switzerland, Germany, Iceland, Austria, Belgium and Hungary.
The deportees, who comprised 32 males and two females, were brought back in a chartered Airblue Panorama aircraft.
Confirming the development, the spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, DSP Joseph Alabi, said “this morning, we received 34 Nigerians who were brought back from Europe. They were made up of 32 males and two females. ”
He said all the deportees were alleged to have committed immigration-related offences in their host countries.
Alabi said the deportees were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and the Police.
Also on ground to receive them were officials the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
The deportees were profiled by immigration authorities and were allowed to depart to their various destinations.
In April, about 90 Nigerians were deported from nine European countries – Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium, Spain and Hungary – for committing similar offences.