The Italian government has deported another batch of Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country, just two weeks after it deported 33 Nigerians.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the fresh 37 deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, on Tuesday night.
The deportees, who are all males, were brought back in a chartered aircraft with registration number OM-IEX. DSP Joseph Alabi, the spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, confirmed the development to NAN.
The deportees were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP and the Police.
Also on ground to receive them were officials the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN. The deportees were profiled by immigration authorities and were each given a stipend to facilitate their transportation to their respective states.
On 23 February, Italy also sent 33 Nigerians back home.