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Nigeria Receives 103 Deportees From Türkiye

Nigeria Receives 103 Deportees From Türkiye
Federal Government of Nigeria has received a batch of 103 deportees fromTürkiye, all males, who were expelled due to various migration-related issues.

Gatekeepers News reports that the deportees were returned to Nigeria on Friday and were subsequently profiled in Abuja, according to Tijani Ahmed, the Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI).

The migration-related issues that led to their deportation included expired visas and irregular migration, among others.

Although the commission had expected 110 deportees, only 103 arrived.

Amb. Catherine Udida, the Director of Migration Affairs in the commission, represented Ahmed during the profiling exercise.

“Some of them have been in the deportation camp for some months, and now that they are here, we are hoping to follow up on all the allegations gathered in their profiling.

“We will go through the profiling forms, because some of them have said that their passports were seized.

“We are going to follow up with the Turkish authority, because the passports are still the property of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he assured.

According to him, the NCFRMI is the mandate agency responsible for all returnees, irrespective of their status.

“We equally have a programme where we train them and thereafter reintegrate them into the society”, the Federal Commissioner stated.

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