Bags containing belongings of the deported Nigerians (Photo: DailyTrust)
No fewer than 83 Nigerians are expected to arrive in the country on Wednesday (today) following their deportation from the United Kingdom.
It was gathered that those deported were residents whose documents had expired and prisoners whose terms of imprisonment were nearing completion.
Speaking on the issue, The spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency, South-West Zone, Ibrahim Farinloye, said the deportees arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at 7:40 am today.
According to Farinloye, some of the prisoners in the plane would complete their jail terms in Nigeria.
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 immigration problems.
“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 Airport.”