No fewer than 500 Nigerians were reportedly deported by the government of the United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday.
The plane carrying the said 500 Nigerians touched ground in Nigeria’s Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, as most of the deportees express dissatisfaction returning home.
According to a report from the BBC, one of the deportees told said that he was arrested by British police and was not allowed to even take his belongings before being shown the way to fatherland, Nigeria.
“A few of them who say they don’t have relatives here are stranded in the airport.
Recently, Nigeria expressed concern over UK’s plan to deport 29,000 Nigerians, and has insisted that due process be followed before Nigerians are removed from the UK.
“The West African nation says Britain must ensure that those been deported are really Nigerians, medically fit to travel and have a role to play in the country – meaning they should be able to fit into Nigerian society,” the report summed.