No fewer than 50 Nigerians were yesterday deported from various European countries for violation of immigration laws and drug-related offences.
The deportees, who arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, at about 7:40 a.m. aboard a chartered aircraft with flight number P6-6991 were brought from Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Hungary and Sweden.
One of the officials attached to the airport said that the deportees comprised 48 males and two females.
On arrival, the officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) at the airport profiled the deportees while those with criminal offences were handed over to Nigeria Police for further prosecution.
Spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Joseph Alabi, confirmed the development.