Four Nigerian nationals repatriated

Four failed asylum seekers repatriated to Nigeria in operation coordinated by Frontex

The home affairs ministry today said that four Nigerians were repatriated after having their asylum application rejected.

The repatriation followed that of 10 Ghanaians who were flown to the Western African country yesterday.

The ministry said that the Nigerians were flown to Lagos on a joint flight funded by the EU agency Frontex. Other failed asylum seekers in the Netherlands and Spain were also flown back to Nigeria on the same flight.

Travel documents were issued by Nigeria following the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Maltese and Nigerian government over the repatriation of up to 155 persons.

The agreement, the government said, “guarantees that migrants’ human rights are upheld and they are reintegrated in Nigerian society.”