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Libya Deports 172 Nigerians for Various Immigration Offences




Libya mapLagos, March 11, 2016 (NAN) 172 Nigerians deported from Libya over immigration related offences arrived the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) in Lagos on Friday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deportees, comprising 166 male and six female, arrived the Hajj Camp of the international wing of the MMA, Lagos, at about 7am.

They were received and screened by various agencies such as Nigeria Immigration Services, Police and the National Agency for Protection and Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

The deportees, after screening, moved away from the airport environs to their various destinations.

The Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Immigration Service, Ekpedeme King, confirmed to aviation correspondents that the deportees were returned to Nigeria for overstaying their visas, among other immigration offences.

“What I can tell you is that some Nigerians were deported today for immigration offences. Most of those brought overstayed in Libya,” he said.

NAN reports that the deportation is coming barely four months after 76 Nigerians were deported from three European countries including United Kingdom. (NAN)

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  1. Sonia Paloma

    March 11, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    As if the crime rate in Nigeria is not alarming enough 🙁
    Biko, the Government needs to focus on creating more Jobs

  2. prince

    March 11, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Welcome home. Oya make una find something dey do.

  3. Munachi

    March 11, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    The way Nigerians are being deported from other countries. …hmmmmmm even south Sudan go join soon

  4. Shomowale

    March 11, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    They are lucky to get out with their lives given the current internal state of Libya.

  5. keke driver

    March 11, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Toh, Disgracing Nigeria ALL THE TIME.

  6. o

    March 11, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Libya of all places…. SMH

  7. Truth

    March 11, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    What are they doing in Libya?

  8. Cindy

    March 11, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Lol, even Libya is deporting us. Which way Nigerians?

    • ElessarisElendil

      March 12, 2016 at 1:29 am

      Well we’ll always have Somalia.

  9. Pretty girl

    March 12, 2016 at 3:46 am

    What are they going to look for in Libya of all countries the government should pls start creating jobs

  10. Marian

    March 12, 2016 at 4:01 am

    Was about to be like Libya of all places then I checked Libyan dinar to naira. 1 Libyan dinar=143 naira. It is well with Naija.

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