A plane carrying about 500 Nigerians deported from the UK has landed in Lagos.
According to reports from BBC, the deportees are not happy to be back and those who don’t have relatives in Lagos are stranded in the airport.
Many of them who were allowed to speak to newsmen complained of the way they were handled by the British authorities, alleging that majority of them were not even allowed take their belongings before being deported.
Nigeria recently expressed concern over UK’s plan to deport 29,000 Nigerians, and has insisted thatdue process be followed before Nigerians are removed from the UK.
The Acting Nigerian High Commissioner in London, Olukunle Bamgbose, said the migration policy came about following the migration crisis created by the troubled regions in the world.
“I think about 29,000 Nigerians have been designated to be deported.
“We are insisting that due process must be followed before Nigerians are really removed from the UK to Nigeria,’’ he said.
He added that Britain must ensure that those been deported are really Nigerians, medically fit totravel and have a role to play in the country – meaning they should be able to fit into Nigerian society.