Forty one Nigerians have been deported from six countries in Europe barely two months after a set of 34 Nigerians were repatriated for immigration related offences.
The six European countries are Austria, Germany, Hungry, Switzerland, Norway and Denmark according to a Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) source who also told New Telegraph that the deportees composed of 35 males and six females.
A Boeing 767-300series, Privilege Air with the registration number ECLZO from Austria returned the illegal immigrants through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
The aircraft that brought the deportees touched down at the airport at exactly 12:05pm.
The immigration source told our correspondent that unlike in the past when the country’s citizens were returned to the country for immigration, criminal and other related offences, the latest deportees were returned only for overstaying in the European countries.
The source said that the deportees were picked from different cities in the six European countries.
Besides, it was gathered that the security officials that followed the deportees from the European countries handed them over to officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) who later processed them and allowed them to depart the airport.
It was gathered that Aviation Security (AVSEC) officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) was also on ground to receive the deportees who our correspondent gathered wore gloomy faces on their arrival.
It would be recalled that 34 Nigerians were in June repatriated from Switzerland, Germany, Iceland, Austria, Belgium and Hungary.