Just two days after Libya deported 175 Nigerians for entering the country illegally, six European countries deported an additional 34 Nigerians on Thursday.

The European countries said that the Nigerian deportees committed immigration-related offenses in the European countries.

The Nigerians were deported from Switzerland, Germany, Iceland, Austria, Belgium and Hungary.

The deportees, who flew in a chartered Air Blue Panorama aircraft, arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos at about 6:30 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Among the deportees were 32 men and 2 women, our correspondent gathered.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Joseph Alabi, the spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, confirmed the development to our correspondent on the phone.

“This morning, we received 34 Nigerians who were brought back from Europe. They were made up of 32 males and 2 females.”

He said all the deportees were alleged to have committed immigration-related offenses in their host countries.

Mr. Alabi said the deportees were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) , the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Nigeria Police Force.

Also on ground to receive them were officials the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The deportees were profiled by immigration authorities before leaving the airport.

On Tuesday, Libya returned 175 Nigerians from the North African country aboard a chartered Nouvelair aircraft, which landed at 7:50pm at the Lagos airport.

The returnees were made up of 34 males, 122 females, 10 children and 9 infants.

They were brought back by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya.



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