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News - February 2, 2017

UK government deports 41 Nigerians

Some Nigerian deportees.

41 Nigerians were on Wednesday deported by the United Kingdom for committing various immigration offences.

Thisday reported that the deportees arrived Murtala Mohammed International Airport Wednesday morning onboard a chartered aircraft.

They comprised 33 men and eight women.

The report stated that some of the offences of the deportees included holding and wielding expired and fake travel documents and illegal entry into the UK through different routes.

An informed source with the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) said some of them had sought for asylum in the UK, which was not granted by the immigration authorities, while some had spent 24 months or more in Britain before they were deported. (Thisday)


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