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The Informer
23rd July 2011, 10:49 AM
Sixty-one Nigerians deported by the government of the United Kingdom on Thursday arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The deportees, who landed in the early hours of Thursday, comprised 47 males, 11 females and three minors.

A senior personnel with the Nigeria Immigration Service, MMIA, told THE PUNCH that the affected persons were sent packing after the British authorities discovered irregularities with their resident permits and travel documents.

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“There were deported as a result of immigration-related offences and that is why we keep advising those travelling out of this country to ensure they get the required papers before leaving our shores,” the source said.

The official, who asked not to be mentioned because of the sensitive nature of the matter, noted that the deportees were received by immigration service officers, the Nigerian Police Force, aviation Security personnel and a few relatives