UK deports 83 Nigerians

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No fewer than 83 Nigerians are expected to arrive in the country on Wednesday (today) following their deportation from the United Kingdom. The PUNCH 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, said the deportees were expected to be in the country at 5am. He explained that 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. Farinloye said the prisoners would complete their jail terms in . 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.”


  1. Emmanuel Adebowale

    February 1, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Serious matter. From onyibo prison to Naija prison.

  2. Egwuatu Mary

    February 1, 2017 at 8:27 am

    No be small thing oh, Nigeria prison is hell oh.

  3. Bright Meek Phronesis Odei

    February 1, 2017 at 9:18 am

    UK departs 83 Nigerians… Issorite!
    Fair enough, since the people affected are those who haven’t completed their prison sentence while others maybe due to drug – related stuff and immigration problem.

  4. Adeyemi Adeleye

    February 2, 2017 at 3:37 am

    E no easy ooo but anyways, we welcome all of you back to Nigeria… Home sweet Home

  5. Emmix Manuel

    February 9, 2017 at 6:38 am

    Welcome back anuwau