The United Kingdom has deported no fewer than 83 Nigerians.
The deportees are expected to arrive in the country on Wednesday from the Queen’s land.
It was gathered that among those to be deported were residents whose
documents had expired and prisoners whose terms of imprisonment were
The spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency,
South-West Zone, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the development to Punch
According to him, they would arrive through the Murtala Muhammed
International Airport, Ikeja, adding that officials of the agency and
other government workers were expected to receive them.
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
“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
Just few weeks ago, over 240 Nigerians stranded in Libya were repatriated to the country.