6 EU countries deport 41 Nigerians as 128 return from Libya ...returnee arrives with 3 bullet wounds
Forty-one Nigerians were yesterday deported from six European countries just as 128 voluntarily returned from Libya.
The deportees comprising 35 males and six females were deported from Austria, Germany, Hungry, Switzerland, Norway and Denmark, according to the information by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).
They were dumped at the cargo terminal of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos after arriving on a Boeing 767300 aircraft operated by Privilege Air around 12:05 p.m.
Spokesman of the airport Police Command, DSP Joseph Alabi confirmed that the deportees were deported for overstaying.
The deportees were accompanied by security agents who handed them to immigration officials.
Meanwhile, 128 voluntary returnees were evacuated from Libya by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
The returnees comprised only two females and 126 males while six of them including the two females were brought with serious medical cases. They were evacuated in two NEMA ambulances brought to the airport.
One of the male returnees was evacuated with a stretcher as he arrived with three gunshot wounds and was rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
Nigerian returnees from Libya, on arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos yesterday