- Europe, US, African Countries Deport 4,281 Nigerians Mid 2017
About 4,281 Nigerians were repatriated from various countries in Europe, the United States and some African countries through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos in the first half of 2017.
Also, a total of 691,934 travellers departed through the airport, while another 560,988 travellers arrived the country within the period under review.
A document made available to journalists by the Ministry of Interior indicated that the deported were divided into two namely: chartered and regular flights.
The document revealed that between January and June 2017, 2,251 Nigerians were deported through chartered flights mainly from Libya and a trickle of European countries.
The breakdown of the deportees revealed that 1,321 of them were males, while the other 930 were females.