The United Kingdom UK Government has recently deported at least 30 Nigerians and eight Ghanaians. The chartered flight by the UK government landed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The Home Office explained that 11 of those removed as “foreign national offenders” and 10 as “immigration offenders.”
however There was no detailed information why the remaining deportees were deported.
Vanguard report tipped that this came as the U.K. announced a “major new agreement” with Nigeria to collaborate on migration issues, following similar arrangements with Ghana and Rwanda.
U.K. Home Office, responsible for migration issues, stated that the flight carried also eight Ghanaians.
The flight is operated by Portuguese charter carrier Hi Fly.
Typically, a deportation order is made when a foreign national is convicted of an offence and sentenced to, at least, 12 months.
Vanguard report reveals that over 10,000 people had been deported from the U.K. between January 2019 and May 2022.