Xenophobic: South Africa Deports 97 Nigerians For Crime
The South African Government has deported 97 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country. The deported Nigerians landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos last night in a chartered aircraft with the registration number GBB710 from Johannesburg.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that they were made up of 95 males and two females.
Joseph Alabi, the spokesperson of the Lagos Airport Police Command, confirmed the development. 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.