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More Nigerians deported as Italy sends 40 home



More Nigerians deported as Italy sends 40 home

At least 40 Nigerians were on Tuesday deported from Italy over alleged immigration and criminal offences.

The deportees, males and females, landed at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos Tuesday night aboard an Air Meridiana aircraft with registration number E1-FNU.

While there was no official reason given for their deportation, it was however learnt that the government of Italy sent 39 of them back to Nigeria for offences bordering on immigration while one of them is said to have issues with drug dealings.

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Recently, stories of deportation of Nigerians had continued to dominate news headlines as they’ve been sent packing from Germany, Libya and more recently, 23 were repatriated from the United Kingdom over similar offences to the present ones from Italy.


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  1. yanju omotodun

    April 5, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Most of these deportees have suffered misfortune as many of them don’t know their homes again . Well, they are welcome back home because, south or east, home remains the best.

    • Animashaun Ayodeji

      April 5, 2017 at 10:20 am

      They are very sick, if they cannot locate their homes again, they should be thrown to prison then. After they’ve brought National shame to Nigeria, of what good is their ‘welcome home’?

  2. Agbor Chris

    April 5, 2017 at 10:11 am

    This is another bad image for Nigeria as it will be featured on International media. I think deported citizens who engage in illegal activities or drugs during their stay in disapora should be investigated and punished on their arrival in Nigeria.

    • Anita Kingsley

      April 5, 2017 at 10:13 am

      I like this your idea. The nonsense should stop, many of our people do misbehave abroad and still get good welcome when they get deported. If the government don’t take serious action against this act, deportation of Nigerians will not stop if they don’t act according to the law of wherever they are.

  3. seyi jelili

    April 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

    As some Nigerians are making us proud abroad, so we have some ridiculing us. They should not be deported anymore but probably killed.

    • Roland Uchendu Pele

      April 5, 2017 at 10:42 am

      You are evil.
      You are wicked, and lack common sense.
      The very reason why certain leadership positions cannot be handed to folks like you.
      You have issues. See a Doctor, for your own good.


        April 5, 2017 at 12:42 pm

        You are the one who needs see a medical doctor. They worth to die than to come here to endanger our lives because they are bottled with frustration and aggression already.


    April 5, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    More deportees on weekly basis, why are Nigerians in diaspora denting our image?
    Is it a must to travel out if you can abide by their laws?

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