At least 83 Nigerians have been deported from the United Kingdom. They arrived at the cargo terminal of Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos in an Airbus aircraft which touched ground at exactly 7:40 a.m on Monday.
Among the deportees are prisoners who would complete their jail terms in Nigeria.
A Daily Trust report adds that elderly persons were among the deportees.
“They looked sober with forlorn faces as they disembarked one and after the other from the aircraft”, the report said.
Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), police men and aviation security personnel were on ground to receive the deportees.