A source close to the Department of State Security (DSS) attached to the airport said the deportees comprised 47 males and three females.
According to the source, three of the deportees were repatriated for drug-related issues while 47 others were returned for other immigration offences.
The source hinted that some of the 47 returnees either entered the European countries through fake documents, illegal channels while others overstayed in the countries after the expiration of their visiting visas.
On arrival, the officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) at the airport profiled the deportees. Those with criminal offences were handed over to police.
The source said: “Nigerians are nowadays regularly deported from different countries including some African countries. The rate is very alarming and another batch of Nigerians may be deported next week for same offences.”
In February, 43 Nigerians were returned into the country from three European countries; Germany, Belgium and Italy.
Source: The Nation