Just In: Plane With 500 Nigerians Deported From UK Lands In Lagos, Photos Of The First Set Of 29,000 Deportees

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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.

One person told the BBC 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.

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.

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 (see 10:25 post) see below..

Photos of Deportees 2

About 500 deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport this morning on a chartered flight from London.

Photos of Deportees 1

 

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