deportees

By Victor Ernest

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The government of Italy has deported another batch of Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country, just two weeks after it deported 33 Nigerians.

The  37 deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos, on Tuesday night.

The deportees, who are all males, were brought back in a chartered aircraft with registration number OM-IEX.
DSP Joseph Alabi, the spokesperson of the Lagos Airport Police Command, confirmed the development.

Agencies on ground

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 Police.

Also on ground to receive them were officials the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

The deportees were profiled by immigration authorities and were each given a stipend to facilitate their transportation to their respective states.

The first batch of  33 deportees from Italy arrived  to Nigeria On 23 February, 2017.