Amidst the wave of xenophobia sweeping through some South African cities, the government of South Africa has deported 97 Nigerians for committing various offenses.
The deportees landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Monday night in a chartered aircraft with the registration number GBB710 from Johannesburg.
The deportees were made up of 95 males and two females.
DSP Joseph Alabi, the Spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, confirmed the development to NAN.
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