The United States has deported 87 Nigerians, who were ferried home on a special flight Wednesday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported.
The deportees arrived at the gateway Murtala Mohammed International Airport in the economic capital city of Lagos at 8 am local time, and were handed over to the Nigeria Immigration Service and other security operatives at the airport for “proper debriefing”.
They were said to have committed various offences, including fraud, sexual assault and drug trafficking.
“Some of them have also completed their jail terms (in the US), though there is every likelihood that they might be punished here for dragging the country’s name into disrepute,” NAN reported, quoting Foreign Affairs Ministry officials sources.
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