Almost one week after about 40 Nigerians were deported from Europe for immigration offences, another batch of Nigerians were on Wednesday extradited from United Kingdom for similar offences.
This time around, 36 Nigerians comprising 33 males and three females were deported from United Kingdom; Ireland and England to Nigeria through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
A charter aircraft, Titan Airways with the flight number ZT9131 returned the deportees to Nigeria at about 10am.
The deportees it was gathered were deported for immigration offences ranging from overstay, expired visas and lack of resident permits among other offences.
The deportees on arrival at the Lagos Airport went through immigration profiling and were released to depart to their various destinations after the completion of the profiling process.
A few weeks ago, six European countries deported 40 Nigerians for immigration offences.
The countries are Austria, Germany, Hungry, Switzerland, Norway and Denmark.
The deportees were brought back to Nigeria in a chartered aircraft, Boeing 767-300 named Privilege Air with registration number ECLZO from Austria through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
The breakdown of the deportees indicated that 35 males and six females were repatriated.
The source had told our correspondent that the deportees were immediately handed over to the officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) at the airport for processing and were later left to depart the airport without any stipends give to them for transportation.
Apart from the Aviation Security (AVSEC) officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) who were on ground to receive the deportees, no officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), the Nigerian Police and other security outfits were on ground to receive them back to the country unlike in the previous exercise.