South Africa Deports 90 Nigerians

South Africa Deports 90 Nigerians

The South African government on Friday deported 90 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences.

DSP Joseph Alabi, the spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Alabi said the deportees, who are all men,  landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3.30pm.

He said they were brought back to Nigeria aboard a South African Airways aircraft with registration number BBB712 from Johannesburg.

“This afternoon, about 3.30pm, 90 Nigerians were deported from South Africa for committing immigration-related offences.

“Some of them were alleged to have been living in the country without valid documents.

“They were received by the appropriate agencies including the police and profiled before being allowed to depart to their respective destinations, ” Alabi said.

NAN reports that South Africa had also on Feb. 28 sent 97 Nigerians back home for committing various offences.

They deportees were made up of 95 males and two females.



  1. Welcome back home
    No matter what, home is home
    It’s a pity you guys had to be forced out of Nigeria into a fellow African nation, due to large scale government corruption
    Unfortunately, now that we have a government that is determined to clamp down on corrupt citizens, these corrupt politcians, including their associates, top civil servants, private sector giants that are close to politcians, all are fighting back by utilising their stolen money to hire loads of senior lawyers to help them evade justice
    I weep for my country

  2. Every dissapointmemt is a blessing in disguise. There is a lot that you can do in Nigeria to creat wealth. Why not hustle intelligently and passionately here just as you would do abroad? You wil make it here. Nigeria is a land of opportunities.Here you are not a second class citizen , you can become all that you aspire to be!!! Welcome back home! North, South, East and West , there is no place like home!

  3. Stop talking about useless Nigeria. In 100 years I don’t think Nigeria can be like South Africa. My good friend in Pretoria was among those guys deported. He his the bread winner in his family. Corruption is low, food is cheap, Good roads and 24 hours power supply, High security and free world class health care are the things we enjoy in S.A..

  4. My own view cum question to this subject is, when will Nigeria commence deportation of foreigners with illegal status or who commit crime on her soil? Is it tha ALL foriegners in our country have valid visit and work visa? Is it that ALL foreigners in our country are law abiding citizens? The answer is no.
    It is unfortunate that we face humilation and dehumanisation both home and abroad, while abroad might be clear to many, I would shed some light on our sufferings in the hands of foreigners even on our own fatherland.
    We have Indian comapnies in Nigeria with “Nigerian staffs” who would likely get better treatment in India than they get in Nigeria. Working conditions are bad and unimaginable, the last i heard was that an Indian employer engaged the services of the Nigerian police to force workers to do overtime, against their will, right here in Nigeria. These Indians process less than one percent of their financial transactions through banks as a way of evading tax, and pass through our airports with cash under the watchful eyes of men of the Nigerian authorities.
    Some guy reported a chinese man who attacked him at a store he visited at Victoria Island, the chinese was arrested and the Nigerian went to the same store the next day only to find the Chinese, he was probably released some minutes after his arrest. I think the Nigerian man was lucky, he wasnt arrested inplace of the foreigner that attacked him.
    South Africa has got businesses here and I strongly believe that if properly investigated, they will have questions ranging from tax evasion, substandard working conditions and violation of workers rights, to answer. Yet i have not heard of a single case against them.
    We have become toddlers play toy and an object of mockery in the global scene. Neighboring states that tremble at the mention of the gaint of Africa, now trample on us at will. Are we a clear case of the fallen mighty?
    We need to wake up, and the time is NOW.

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