At least 83 Nigerians have been deported from the UK on Wednesday, following expiration of their documents and others whose prison terms are nearing completion.
Ibrahim Farinloye, the spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency, South-West Zone, said the deportees were expected to arrive Nigeria at 5am through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja.
“We were informed that 83 Nigerians would be deported from the United Kingdom on Wednesday morning.
“Some of the people affected are those who haven’t completed their prison sentences. They would be taken to Nigerian prisons to complete their terms.
“Although we cannot tell the various offences, we believe others could be drug-related and immigration problems.
“We expect that when they arrive in the country, we would be able to know the real reason for their deportation.
“The aircraft is expected to arrive in the country at 5am at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport,” he added.