More than 40 Nigerians repatriated from UK, Spain - Official
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More than 40 Nigerians have again been repatriated from the UK and Spain, a senior embassy official said yesterday in London.
Mr Lawal Isah, the Head of Immigration at the Nigerian High Commission in London, disclosed this yesterday.
He said the deportees, who are due back in Nigeria on Friday, consist of 40 persons from the UK, with an uncertain number from Spain.
Isah said that among those repatriated were people who had served jail terms in various prisons across the UK, and others arrested for illegal stay.
He said the repatriation was a monthly exercise through a chartered return flight jointly organised by the High Commission and the UK Government.
About 40 people were also deported in December, 2012.
Reacting to the development, Abba Moro, the Minister of Interior said the Immigration service in Nigeria had been stopping those without proper documentation from travelling out of the country. (NAN)