US deports 41 Nigerians •Italy, Australia to deport another 50 today

Few days after 162 Nigerians were deported from Libya to the country, following their inability to cross to Europe, another 41 Nigerians were, on Wednesday, deported from the United States of America (USA) through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, for various offenses.

Most of the deportees were guilty of various criminal offences in the foreign land.

This was just as the information reaching the Nigerian Tribune indicated that another 50 Nigerians would be deported back to the country today from Italy and Australia.

The 41 deported on Wednesday were all males.

The aircraft that brought back the 41 deportees, named Miami Air International and with the registration number N733MA, touched down at the airport at exactly 12:20 local time.

Nine of the deportees were repatriated into Nigeria for drug-related offences,  26 for police case, while the other six were returned for immigration offences.

As of the time of filing this report, those with criminal offences were still being held by the respective agencies while those with immigration offences were released to go to their various destinations after going through profiling by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).