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.