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198 Nigerians Deported From Saudi Arabia

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198 Nigerians Deported From Saudi Arabia

July 22, 2017 – 198 Out 1800 Nigerians Living Illegally In Saudi Arabia Return Home

The Federal Government on Saturday received no fewer than 198 Nigerians illegally residing in Saudi Arabia at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport at about 10 am.

This number was out of the 1,800 Nigerians living illegally in Saudi Arabia, who were given amnesty to return to the country.

The 198 persons including women and children returned with their luggage on board a Med-View aircraft.

Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Kano received the first batch of the returnees.

Mohammed Yahaya-Sani, the Consular at the Nigerian Consulate in Jedda, Saudi Arabia, who led the illegal immigrants to Nigeria, told newsmen at the airport that the Federal Government sponsored their return.

According to him, the illegal migrants voluntarily reported to the Nigerian Embassy to be returned to Nigeria in compliance with the three months evacuation notice issued to them by Saudi authorities, which will expire on July 24.

Yahaya-Sani said that contrary to speculations, the returnees were not deported rather they voluntarily accepted the amnesty offer granted them by the Saudi authorities for illegal immigrants to leave the country.

“They decided on their own to return to Nigeria. The Saudi authorities offered amnesty to all illegal immigrants to leave the country within three months,” he said.

The official handed over the returnees to NEMA officials at the airport who witnessed and documented their returns before they later departed to their various towns and villages.



  1. Keep it real

    July 22, 2017 at 5:52 PM

    The federal government sponsored their return, is that’s all?? Can federal government also organize some apprenticeship scheme for them to survive?

    • GirlfromUyo

      July 22, 2017 at 10:48 PM

      Not only organize apprenticeship scheme, FG should also organize nursing mothers to breastfeed them. Those that believed in Naija and waited in the country have not seen scheme yet,na them. Abeg make them go join queue.


    July 23, 2017 at 12:27 AM


    • iron bar

      July 23, 2017 at 1:22 AM

      YOU ARE NOT far from the truth,they may be malians,chadians or even niger people who can become a threat to the nation.who knows what saudis found out before chasing them away.israeali blocked sites for visitation few days ago.those two pilgrimage sites not want undesirable elements in their domain..operation stay in your country is on

  3. Ray

    July 23, 2017 at 5:34 AM

    They started begging and constituting nuisance just as they do it in Nigeria that’s why they where deported fucking buggers.

  4. Prince Stephen

    July 24, 2017 at 11:01 AM

    Hmmmm, look at their hungry faces. They thought Jesus is still here to feed the four thousands again.. Even the 198 of em gonna be a big damn problem for the Fed. Govt to alleviate. Let em keep gathering there and wait for Jesus to come and perform the acient Miracle once again. Albeit, it ain’t easy to be deported. But I’m yet to find out why Nigerians are so obdurated to this ilegal trip or some stuffs like that. Even in this present condition these Niggaz are now, vehemently, so many freaky dudes are still limbering, preparing to zither-off to same shit. The truth is that; I do not blame em. Man must hit the road someday to look for a greener pasture and vantages. Had it been that our Country Nigeria is damn good enough to inhabilitate its citizens and whereby everyone fend for his/her self, this unsolicited and reprobated shit won’t be taking place. So, when one wanna castigate em, one should first think of the nation they emanated from. If it’s one that worth it not leaving behind and storm in another country.. No man who’s affluent ever want to stay in that Nigeria, or their children, let alone a positive thinker who always dream of deviating from where he is to a better place.. Ma point is; let the Fed. Gvt who sponsored for their returns also carter for em for a jiffy. That’s all.

  5. Prince Stephen

    July 24, 2017 at 11:09 AM

    Yeah, the above comment is damn sane and true!

  6. ade eagle

    July 24, 2017 at 9:51 PM

    they look like hungry beggars

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