Nigerians deported from UK arrive Lagos

Nigerians, some of who are mothers and grandmothers, deported from the United Kingdom in the early hours on Thursday have arrived Lagos.

According to authorities in Nigeria, the deportees, arrived the Murtala Muhammed international Airport, Ikeja.

They arrived in Lagos early Thursday morning with one Home Office charter flight.

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It was gathered that some members of LGBTQ communities seeking asylum were among the deportees.

It was learnt that some suffer from severe mental health problems and are on anti-psychotic medication.

Human rights campaigners say there are a range of safety concerns regarding the removal of those due to be on board, including religious persecution, modern slavery, rights to family life, and persecution on the basis of sexual orientation.

However, the Nigeria Ministry of Foreign Affairs told British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, the deportation bothers on violation of immigration-related offences.