special flight – Germania Airline from the Federal Republic of Germany landed
at the Banjul International Airport carrying on board 15 Gambian deportees. The
plane also landed with some 46 Nigerians, Government Spokesperson Ebrima
Sankareh confirmed to The Point.
“The 46 Nigerians proceeded to their home country, while Gambians were received by immigration official at the Banjul International airport,” Mr. Sankareh said.
He added that some where received by their family members; and those whose family members couldn’t make it to the airport were escorted by immigration officials to their homes. Also, escorts from the International Office for Migration(IOM) gave each deportee €60 as taxi fares.
The IOM has also earmarked a reintegration package for the detainees to be trained in useful skills.
Anita Martin, honorary consul of Germany in The Gambia said these people who have been deported did not regularise their status.