40 Nigerians who were on Tuesday deported from Italy.arrived the cargo section of the Murtala Muhammed Airport , Lagos at about 8.30pm.
The deportees were said to have committed immigration and criminal offences.
According to the Immigration official 39 of the deportees were returned because of immigration offences while one, a male was returned because of his involvement in drug related matters. The official further said that the returnee with drug related issues would be handed over to police for further prosecution .
The deportees were shielded from speaking to the media by some security officials at the airport . This is the Sixth deportation of Nigerians from different countries in recent times.