UK Government Deports 500 Nigerians

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UK Government Deports 500 Nigerians

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UK Government Deports 500 Nigerians

By Ofonime Essien

MMIA Lagos

Murtala Muhammed airport by air | Image Source: Cknnigeria

A plane carrying about 500 Nigerians deported from the UK has landed in Nigeria’s main city of Lagos.

Most of the deportees say they are not happy to come back.

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One person told me BBC reporter that he was arrested by British police and was not allowed to even take his belongings before being deported.

A few of them who say they don’t have relatives here are stranded in the airport.

Recently, Nigeria expressed concern over UK’s plan to deport 29,000 Nigerians, and has insisted that due process be followed before Nigerians are removed from the UK.

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The West African nation says Britain must ensure that those been deported are really Nigerians, medically fit to travel and have a role to play in the country – meaning they should be able to fit into Nigerian society.

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Photos of Nigerians deported from the UK

The BBC’s Umar Shehu Elleman in the Nigeria’s main city, Lagos, has taken these photos of some of the Nigerians deported from the UK.

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Source: BBC

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Ofonime Essien

Mr. Ofonime A. Essien, is a Helicopter Pilot. He is also a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), a Computer Forensics Expert, a Blogger, Web Master, a Writer and an Entrepreneur. He is an avid reader. He likes motivating others to achieve their dreams through writing and speaking.

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