Dec 12, 2014 – Pictures: 100 Nigerians Deported From Sweden,Norway, Denmark & Finland Arrive Lagos
Over 100 Nigerian deportees from 4 Scandinavian countries arrived Lagos International Airport yesterday.
The deportees consisting of men, women and children were sent home from Finland, Sweden and Norway for immigration related offences.
They were flown into MMIA Ikeja airport on a chartered aircraft that took them from Oslo via Madrid Spain.
The chartered aircraft landed around 6:50am and taxied them to the cargo wing of MMIA aiport where the deportees were handed over to security agents for proper documentation.
We learnt that most of them were deported from Finland’s deportation camp after their asylum cases got disapproved.
3 of the Nigerians were arrested in Lagos for violence while on board the aircraft that brought them from Spain.
One of the deportees, who declined to give his name, alleged that Nigerian Embassy officials in Sweden connived with Norwegian authorities to facilitate their deportation.
Another deportee, who also declined to give her name, said despite her being pregnant, the authorities maltreated her in Finland.
She said she moved over to Finland to seek asylum from Greece, where she had spent over eight years.
Another male deportee said he spent 14 years in Finland with valid documents and yet, he was sent home.
He said he was forced to abandon his family, adding that his deportation could have adverse effects.
A man, his wife and two teenage children born in Greece, who sought asylum in Finland, were also deported.
The deportees said the authorities in the Scandinavian countries were hostile towards Nigerians, as nationals of other African countries were granted asylum.
Some of the deportees were seeing appealing to airport workers to give them mobile phones to call their relatives in Lagos to take them home.
See more photos from their arrival yesterday below:
Heya! this is sad! Nigerians are going through a lot.