( dpa )- Some 105 Nigerians arrived home on a chartered flight Wednesday after they were deported by the United States and Canada, with 19 taken into custody on arrival over alleged drugs offences.
The 93 men and 12 women flew into the south-western city of Lagos, where they were met by anti-narcotics agents, armed police, immigration officials and representatives of the Canadian embassy in Nigeria.
Ten of the group had been deported from Nigeria and the remainder from the US.
A Canadian official said the 10 had been sent home on foot of court orders. "Some overstayed, some had criminal convictions. They had their right to appeal, but they lost," said the official, who declined to be identified.
One of the deportees caused a disturbance as he refused to disembark from the bus that conveyed the group from the airport.