In what can be termed an onslaught against Nigerians by European countries, the government of the United Kingdom on Thursday deported 28 Nigerians over alleged immigration offences.
The Nigerians were sent back home barely 48 hours after 23 Nigerians were deported from Spain for various criminal and immigration-related offences.
Also, seven days ago, another batch of 34 Nigerians were jointly deported by the governments of Switzerland, Germany, Iceland, Austria, Belgium and Hungary.
The fresh batch of deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos at about 12.13pm.
DSP Joseph Alabi, the spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, who confirmed the development ,said the deportees, comprising 21 males and seven females, were brought back aboard a chartered Titanic Airways with registration number : AWC-761/2.
He said they 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.
Meanwhile, the European Union has said it won’t be increasing financial assistance to Nigeria as the country was not poor like its counterparts in the Sub-Saharan region.
The EU Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr Michel Arrion, made this known while speaking in Abuja on Thursday.