LAGOS — No fewer than 52 Nigerians were  Wednesday  deported by the British government on varied offences.

This is coming barely a month after 92 Nigerians were repatriated by the British government, also on varied offences.

The deportees, who were brought in through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, comprised those who had completed their jail sentences on drug offences.

Aside from this group, several others were brought home last night for criminal and immigration offences.
Vanguard learnt that officials of Nigerian Immigration Service and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, were on hand to receive the deportees, who came back with nothing.

While some of the deportees looked unkempt, others appeared very sick and wore forlorn looks. An immigration official confirmed to Vanguard that most of the deportees were repatriated on drug and immigration-related offences.

It was not immediately clear last night if the deportees would be held by the Nigerian authorities or released to their various homes.

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