Italy deports fresh batch of 37 Nigerians

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Just two weeks after deporting 33 Nigerians, another batch of Nigerians numbering 37 have been deported by Italian government for committing immigration-related offences in the country.

The fresh 37 deportees according to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos, on Tuesday night.

The deportees,who are all males, were brought back in a chartered aircraft with registration number OM-IEX.

The spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, DSP Joseph Alabi, confirmed the development to NAN.

The deportees were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) , the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Police.

Also on ground to receive them were officials the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

NAN gathered that the deportees were profiled by immigration authorities and were each given a stipend to facilitate their transportation to their respective states.

On 23 February, Italy also sent 33 Nigerians back home.

 

Posted by Juliet Ekwebelam

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