The Italian government has deported 40 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country.
The latest deportation comes less than a month after 37 Nigerians were deported from Italy on March 8. Two weeks before that, another 33 Nigerians were also deported from the European county on February 23.
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the latest deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos on Tuesday night.
The deportees, who are all male, were brought back in a chartered aircraft with registration number EL-SMU/3737.
Joseph Alabi, the spokesperson of the Lagos Airport Police Command, confirmed the development.
Mr. Alabi, a deputy superintendent of police, said 39 of the deportees were alleged to have committed immigration-related offences while one of them was allegedly involved in drug dealing.