Twenty-eight Nigerians have been deported from three European countries for allegedly living there illegally.
They were deported from Italy, Switzerland and Belgium, where immigration officials claimed that the Nigerians were without valid visas.
This comes on the heels of the deportation of 48 Nigerians from the United Kingdom for various immigration offences.
The Home Office had announced that some 500,000 Nigerians would be deported in batches because they were found wanting by its authorities.
Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria’s, FAAN, source at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, said that 24 of the returnees were repatriated from Italy and two each from Switzerland and Belgium.
According to the source, the deportees are mainly males flown into the country in a Meridiana Fly aircraft, from Rome.
The source said the deportees arrived at the Hajj Camp area of the airport 7:25 p.m. and were received by Nigerian Immigration Services and other security agencies.


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