83 Nigerians deported from the United Kingdom, this morning, have arrived safely in Nigeria.
The deportees arrived this morning, February 1 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
Among those sent back to Nigeria are residents whose documents had expired and prisoners who have almost completed their Jail term.
The deportees were received by Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and Aviation Security personnel.
National Emergency Management Agency, South-West Zone, Spokesperson, Ibrahim Farinloye said the prisoners who are yet to complete their jail-term would do so in Nigeria.
He said: “We were informed that 83 Nigerians would be deported from the United Kingdom on Wednesday morning. Some of the people affected are those who haven’t completed their prison sentences. They would be taken to Nigerian prisons to complete their terms. Although we cannot tell the various offences, we believe others could be drug-related and immigration problems.
“We expect that when they arrive in the country, we would be able to know the real reason for their deportation. The aircraft is expected to arrive in the country at 5am at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport.”