The South African Government has deported 97 Nigerians for committing various crimes in the country.
The deportees landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Monday night in a chartered aircraft with the registration number GBB710 from Johannesburg.
They were made up of 95 males and two females. Six of the deportees were returned to the country for drug offences while 10 were arrested and deported for other criminal offences..
The others were said to have committed immigration offences. All the deportees were profiled by officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) while those deported for drug related offences were handed over to the Police for further investigation.
This has nothing to do with the Xenophobic attacks as the deportation have already been arranged for.