- Passengers have protested the deportation of some Nigerians on leg chains
- The passengers demanded that the deportees be unchained before the aircraft takes off
- The deportee were being deported from three European countries
Some passengers on board a Dutch KLM flight protested the deportation of Nigerians on leg chains.
The passengers, mostly Nigerians, demanded that the deportees be unchained or the aircraft will not be allowed to take off from the airport.
In a video clip released by one of the passengers, the Nigerians were seen argue that the deportees were cuffed like hardened criminals on board the aircraft.
The passengers also threatened to release the video on the internet, to show to the world the way Nigerians and other Africans are treated by some of the European countries during deportation as illegal immigrants.
Also, ThisDay reported that 29 Nigerians were deported on leg chains from three European countries - Sweden, Norway and Spain.
The deportee - 27 Nigerian males, two females and two Togolese males - were said to have arrived on Tuesday, June 27, morning on leg chains.
NAIJ.com gathered that their flight which landed at the Murtala Muhammad Airport in Lagos at about 6.45am was operated by Privilege Style aircraft, with registration number EC-IZO.
It was also gathered that the deportee were chained because officials feared they might overpower them due to their sizes.
One of the airport officials said: “I can authoritatively confirm that the males were kept in chains out of fear that they might resist their arrest and deportation, but they removed the chains a few hours into the journey."
“Other than the fact they were unwilling to return to their country, the deportees were very sad because of the ill-treatment they experienced in the hands of the officials.
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“One of them told me that the immigration and police officials were so despicable and rough in the way they treated the deportees,” the official said.
NAIJ.com had reported that a Nigerian recently deported from Libya was attacked by robbers and shot in the leg before his deportation.
The deportee said his valuable were taken away from him by the gunmen.
He also said that nobody wanted to assist him after the incident except for his landlord who took him to the hospital.
Watch the video of the incident on board the aircraft below:
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