35 Nigerians have been deported by the government of the United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday for committing immigration-related offences in the country.
The deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA), Lagos around 5:50am.
In 2015 the then Acting Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, Mr Olukunle Bamgbose, had disclosed that the UK Government had plans to deport about 29,000 Nigerians.
The deportees, comprising 30 males and five females, were brought back aboard a chartered Titanic Airways aircraft with registration Number: G-POWO.
Joseph Alabi, spokesman of the Lagos airport police command, confirmed the development to NAN.
The deportees were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the police.
Also on ground to receive them were officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
They were profiled by the immigration authorities and each given a stipend to facilitate their transportation to their respective states.
This comes two months after the British authorities deported 23 Nigerians for similar reasons.