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Xenophobic Attack:South Africa Deported 97 Nigerians

by Oba Samuel
Xenophobic Attack:South Africa Deported 97 Nigerians

Xenophobic Attack:South Africa Deported 97 Nigerians

As a result of the on-going xenophobic attacks against Nigerians,the South African government has deported 97 Nigerians for committing various offences. Xenophobic Attack:South Africa Deported 97 Nigerians

Those deported arrive  Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Monday night in a chartered aircraft with the registration number GBB710 from Johannesburg.

As reported by NAN, they were made up of 95 males and two females.

DSP Joseph Alabi, the Spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, confirmed the development to NAN. Xenophobic Attack:South Africa Deported 97 Nigerians

An immigration source told NAN on condition of anonymity that six of the deportees were returned to the country for drug offences while 10 were arrested and deported for other criminal offences .

The others were said to have committed immigration offences in the Southern African country.Xenophobic Attack:South Africa Deported 97 Nigerians

All the deportees were profiled by officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) while those deported for drug related offences were handed over to the Police for further investigation. Xenophobic Attack:South Africa Deported 97 Nigerians

It was also reported by NAN that the Federal Government had also on Monday evacuated 41 Nigerian girls who were trafficked to Mali for sex and labour exploitation.Xenophobic Attack:South Africa Deported 97 Nigerians

Six of the suspected human traffickers were also apprehended and brought back to the country for prosecution.

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DSP Joseph Alabi, the Spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, confirmed the development to NAN. Xenophobic Attack:South Africa Deported 97 Nigerians

An immigration source told NAN on condition of anonymity that six of the deportees were returned to the country for drug offences while 10 were arrested and deported for other criminal offences .

An immigration source told NAN on condition of anonymity that six of the deportees were returned to the country for drug offences while 10 were arrested and deported for other criminal offences .

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