Libya Deports 172 Nigerians

Libya has deported 172 Nigerians from Tripoli due to immigration related offences.
The deportation is coming barely four months after about 76 Nigerians were deported from three European countries including United Kingdom.
Abelnews learnt that the affected deportees arrived the Hajj Camp of the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos at about 7:00am.
The deportees 172 in number made up 166 males and six females, abelnews gathered were brought into the country on a chartered flight.
The Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr. Ekpedeme King confirmed development but did not say the type of aircraft that brought the deportees or the registration of the aircraft into the country.
The deportees were said to have been received by various agencies such as the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS) that checked their identities to ascertain their nationalities, the Police and National Agency for Protection and Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
King stated that the deportees were repatriated to the country for allegedly overstaying in Libya and for other immigration offences in the North African country.
According to him, “What I can tell you is that some Nigerians were deported today (yesterday) for immigration offences. Most of those brought overstayed Libya.