Britain Deports 125 Nigerians


LAGOS, March 10, (THEWILL) - With the embers of the recent deportation-fuelled diplomatic war between Nigeria and South Africa just getting quelled, the British government on Friday stoked concerns of the Nigerian government about the treatment of its citizens by deporting 120 Nigerians allegedly for immigration offences.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the deportees, who were airlifted back home aboard a chartered cargo aircraft, arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos, Friday morning.

Comprising mainly young men and women, the deportees lamented their unpreparedness for their deportation, and they were seen contacting friends and families on how they would be transported out of the airport.

Many of them were seen agitatedly move their luggage, which were stacked in 'Ghana Must Go' bags from the cargo wing of the airport to the main gate. While some of the deportees complained in hushed tones to airport workers on their ugly experiences, some others refused to utter a word.

But a young lady who spoke anonymously to journalists, simply said, “I am not interested in discussing why we were brought back home but my problem now is how to get out of this airport without drawing unusual attention.”