The Italian government is set to deport at least 40 Nigerians back into the country over immigration offenses.
The deportees will arrive at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Tuesday night.
Our correspondent gathered that many of the deportees entered Italy illegally while others entered the country with visiting visas but stayed past their expiration dates.
A source close to the Department of State Security attached to the Lagos airport told our correspondent that some of the impending deportees also committed criminal offenses in their host country and would immediately be handed over to the police on arrival.
It would be recalled that 23 Nigerians were repatriated from the United Kingdom last Friday over similar offenses.