Libya deports 172 Nigerians for various immigration offences

Libya deports 172 Nigerians for various immigration offences

Agency Report

One hundred and seventy-two Nigerians deported from Libya over immigration related offences arrived the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos on Friday.

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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the deportees, comprising 166 male and six female, arrived the Hajj Camp of the international wing of the MMA, Lagos at about 7am.

They were received and screened by various agencies such as Nigeria Immigration Services, the Police and the National Agency for Protection and Trafficking in Persons.

The deportees, after screening, moved away from the airport environs to their various destinations.

The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Ekpedeme King, confirmed to aviation correspondents that the deportees were returned to Nigeria for overstaying their visas, among other immigration offences.

King said: “What I can tell you is that some Nigerians were deported today for immigration offences.

“Most of those brought overstayed in Libya.”
NAN reports that the deportation is coming barely four months after 76 Nigerians were deported from three European countries, including the United Kingdom.
NAN.

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