South Africa Deports 97 Nigerians


The deportation of Nigerians from many countries of the world is assuming an alarming proportion as 97 Nigerians were deported from South Africa for civil and criminal offences.
Six of the deportees were returned into the country for drug offences; 10 were arrested and deported for criminal offences while others committed immigration offences in the Southern African country.
The deportees comprising males and females arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport at night on Monday with a chartered aircraft with the registration number GBB710 from Johannesburg, South Africa.
The deportees are 95 males and two females. Those deported for drug and criminal offences were immediately handed over to police for further prosecution while others with civil cases were left to go home after proofing by the officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) at the airport.
A top official of Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos who spoke to New Telegraph under strict condition of anonymity said the deportees actually arrived very late on Monday from Johannesburg, South Africa


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