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Libya deports 150 Nigerians 

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Libya deports 150 Nigerians 

Without pre-information, Libya deported yet another batch of 150 Nigerians in the afternoon of Monday.

 The dejected-looking Nigerians, who arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) at around 4pm had some tales of woes on how they were randomly picked from their residence by armed officials of that country and bundled into available aircraft  en-route Nigeria.

 However, there were about 40 of them, who stated that based on their experiences with the country’s securoity personnel; they had opted to head back home.

 “They made us look like uninvited occupants of their country, such that even some security lapses are blamed on any Nigerian that they could sight at any spot closer to a crime,” lamented Mr. Acho Wuche, one of the deportees.

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 There were also some of them, who were caught on the web of intentional fight against illegal immigration to Europe through the Mediterranean Sea by Libya, numbering about 40.

 As the deportees were disembarking from a Libyan Airline Airbus A330-200 with registration number 5A-LAT, they were whisked off to unknown location, which a security operative at the airport said is for debriefing.

 It will be recalled that in August; about 260 Nigerians were deported from the same country in a process that was said to have been diplomatically agreed on by the two countries.

 But Nigerian officials kept mute over the circumstances leading to the current deportation.

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