The United Kingdom Government on Thursday deported 28 Nigerians for immigration offences.
According to the spokesman for the Lagos Airport Police Command, DSP Joseph Alabi, the deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, a few minutes after 12pm.
He said the group comprised 21 males and seven females, who were brought back aboard a chartered Titanic Airways with registration number AWC-761/2.
He added that they were received by officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, the Nigeria Police Force, and officials the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.
“They were profiled by immigration authorities and were each given a stipend to facilitate their transportation to their respective states,” Alabi said.
In the last two weeks, about 57 Nigerians have been deported from various countries in Europe while over 1, 500 were deported from other countries around the world in the last one year.