113 Nigerian Deportees From Saudi Arabia Arrive Abuja

GE admin December 26, 2013 0

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A total of 113 Nigerians deported from Saudi Arabia arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Thursday.

The deportees, who were the second batch of the 508 Nigerians approved for repatriation by the Federal Government, were flown into the country by an Ethiopian Airline aircraft.

Mr Daniel Obot, the Assistant Director, Relief and Rehabilitation, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), told newsmen at the Airport that the deportees were part of the 508 Nigerians residing illegally in Saudi Arabia.

He said the Federal Government approved their repatriation after they voluntarily agreed to return home, adding that they would be handed over to officials of their State Emergency Management Agency after due clearance.

951 other Nigerians arrested by the Saudi authorities are being held in a camp in the country, and would return home at the instance of the Saudi government.

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