South Africa has deported 97 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country.
According to a report by the Premium Times, the 97 Nigerians landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Monday night in a chartered aircraft from Johannesburg.
Six of the deportees were returned to the country for drug offences while 10 were arrested and deported for other criminal offences according to the News Agency of Nigeria report.
“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.” Said the report by PT
South Africa has had a recent outburst of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and foreigners. Property belonging to foreigners especially from Africa have been destroyed across South Africa in xenophobic attacks.