BY LOUIS IBA
ABOUT 172 Nigerians were yesterday deported from Libya for the breach of the country’s immigration laws.
Those deported included 166 males and six females. They arrived Nigeria through the Hajj wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport around 7:00am via a chartered aircraft from Libya.
Spokesman for the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Mr. Ekpedeme King told Aviation correspondents that the deportees were returned to the country for staying beyond the dates, which were stipulated in their visas in Libya and for other immigration offences in the North African country, which he didn’t state.
“What I can tell you is that some Nigerians were deported today (yesterday) for immigration offences. Most of those brought overstayed in Libya,” King said.
One of the deportees, who simply identified himself as Chris said he travelled out of Nigeria about two years ago in a quest to better his life.