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UK deports 83 Nigerians, they are expected in the country today

The deportees are expected to arrive in the country on Wednesday from the Queen’s land.

It was gathered that among those to be deported were residents whose documents had expired and prisoners whose terms of imprisonment were nearing completion.

The spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency
, South-West Zone, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the development to Punch Tuesday night.

According to him, they would arrive through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, adding that officials of the agency and other government workers were expected to receive them.

He said, “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.”

Just few weeks ago, over 240 Nigerians stranded in Libya‎ were repatriated to the country.

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