About 50 Nigerians were on Thursday, April 6, deported from eight European countries for committing immigration-related offences.
The countries are Germany, Switzerland, Luxemburg and Austria,Belgium, Spain, Hungary and Sweden.
The latest deportation is coming barely 48 hours after 40 Nigerians were deported for the same reasons from Italy and a week after 23 Nigerians were equally repatriated from United Kingdom.
The latest deportees arrived the country through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos with a chartered aircraft with flight number P6-6991 by 7:40am
The deportees, comprising of 48 males and two females, were brought back in a chartered Privileged Time aircraft, with registration number EC-L20. DSP Joseph Alabi, spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, confirmed the development to NAN.
Alabi said: “This morning, we received 50 Nigerians who were brought back from Europe. “We had three males from Switzerland; from Germany, we had seven males; from Sweden, we had four males, from Luxembourg, we had six males; from Austria, we had 18, comprising of 17 males and one female. “From Belgium, we had only one female; from Spain, we had five males and finally from Hungary, we had six males, which makes it a total of 50.”
Some of the deportees looking stranded and confused Alabi 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 (NIS), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Police.