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Spain deports 67 Nigerians

By Kenneth Ehigiator
NO fewer than 67 Nigerians were yesterday deported from Madrid, the Spanish capital for alleged sundry immigration offences.

The deportees, who wore long faces as they alighted from a chartered Air Europa aircraft that flew them into the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, narrated how they were dehumanised in detention camp in Spain for about two years before Nigerian authorities arranged with the government of Spain to return them to their native land.

As they dragged their dirty luggage out of the cargo section of the airport, their disposition attracted many airport workers who besieged them to share their ugly experience.

This batch of deportees mainly young men in their 20s narrated how they were brutalised in the detention camp for about two years with assurance from the Nigerian consular they will be interviewed and integrated into the Spanish cities, until they suddenly realised they were taken to the airport for deportation.

Some of them who spoke to newsmen without giving their names expressed anxiety over how they will adjust to life as they were not given any resonable money on arrival.

Passengers and airport workers, who were moved with pity assisted them with transport fares to ferry some of them and their luggage into town to enable them trace their relatives to their respective states of origin.

Most of them were carrying dreadlocks, as their hair was brown and unkempt, ample evidence that they have not been properly taken care of.

Some motorists offered to take some of them to motor parks in the Mile 12 area of the metropolis and Ojota to enable them get transport companies that ply to their respective states.


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