40 Nigerians were deported yesterday by the UNITED Kingdom (UK) and Australia for immigration offences.
The deportees, comprising men and women, arrived at the Hajj camp area of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at 7:25am on a chartered aircraft.
The Nation learnt that the chartered aircraft had on board 36 Nigerians – 29 males and seven females.
The two countries also deported some Ghanaians, Liberians and Egyptians.
The returnees were received by agencies like the Police, National Agency for Protection and Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS). They checked their identities to ascertain their nationalities.
The deportees, it was gathered, were repatriated from their host countries for overstaying their visas and other immigration offences.