At least 83 Nigerians has been deported from the United Kingdom. Ibrahim Farinloye, the spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), South Zone have confirmed.
The deportees consists of residents whose documents have expired and prisoners who are about completing their imprisonment term.
They are expected to arrive to arrive today through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport. Government workers and NEMA officials are said to welcome them.
Farinloye said the prisoners would complete their jail terms 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.”