Day: August 19, 2019

German Government Repatriates Nigerians Just Hours After Ekweremadu’s Attack

The German government has repirtedly deported a new batch of Nigerian migrants, less than 48 hours after the attack on former Deputy President of the Senate Ike Ekweremadu, by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

According to reports, the migrants left Frankfurt Airport at 8 a.m Monday morning, and were expected to land in Nigeria’s Murtala Mohammed International Airport between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The number of migrants deported was not ascertained as at the time of this report.

However, it was gathered that they were picked randomly from different accommodation centres in different regions and conveyed to a central place and finally to Frankfurt Airport,” the Co-ordination Activist for Network Refugees 4Refugees, a political platform for refugees and migrant self-organisation based in Stuttgart, Germany, Rex Osa, told The Nation.

Osa added, “When their asylum application is already expired, they are obligated to leave the country.

“For those who don’t leave voluntarily, they will be given a what is I can translate in English to mean toleration status. This status is not a resident title; it is to show that the person is still there because the deportation is hindered because of one reason or the other.

“These people are picked up early in the morning without expecting the police.

“Some would be picked up from work also. When the police arrive in their rooms, they would be allowed to pack things not more than say 64 kilos. The police will be standing to make sure the person does not escape.”

The activist urged the federal government to come to the aid of the victims as many of them are coming with a myriad of challenges.

“Among these people are many sick people. Nigeria should be expecting a lot of people who have psychological problems, and people with spinal cord problems leading to paralysis.”

Last month two batches of Nigerians were sent back home from the European country.

(NAN)

Attack On Ekweremadu An Embarrassment To The Nation – NIDCOM Chairman

The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has condemned in its entirety, the
attack on the former deputy senate president and current serving senator of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria, Senator Ike Ekweremadu at the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival held in Nuremberg, Germany.

Senator Ekweremadu who was attending as a speaker/special guest of honor at the event organized by the Ndi-igbo Germany community was reportedly beaten up and egged publicly.

In a press release, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa described the incident as an “embarrassment to the country”


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“According to reliable sources, some of the culprits who perpetrated the act have been
apprehended and we call on the German government and law enforcement agencies to ensure that there are consequences for their actions” the statement further said

Hon Dabiri continued “It is also shamefully pathetic that an event which was nobly put together by the Ndi-Igbo community in Germany whose members make up the majority of Nigerians living in Germany, to amongst other things, provide a forum for the Diasporans and various stakeholders to network and to facilitate a better cooperation between German and Nigerian businesses, ended up in such a disgraceful manner”

We appeal to Nigerians to be of good behavior wherever they find themselves because such incidents tarnish the image of the country.