Reps Angry Over 29, 000 Nigerian Deportees By UK

The House of Representatives on Thursday expressed displeasure over the case of 29, 000 Nigerians tagged for deportation by the United Kingdom and has therefore mandated its committee on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs to wade into the issue.

The House also mandated its committee on Banking and Currency to investigate the legality and propriety of contractual transactions and other related matters carried out by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the last five years.

The resolution of the House regarding the 29, 000 Nigerians tagged for deportation by the UK followed a motion of matter of urgent public importance sponsored by Rep. Rita Orji.

She said in her motion that the deportation faced by these Nigerians was a result of a migration crisis created by troubled regions of the globe, adding that most of the Nigerians set for deportation have spent a minimum of 30 years in Britain and have lost touch with Nigeria.

“Deporting these Nigerians without appropriately ascertaining their identity, economic situation, health and family status will constitute a problem to themselves, Nigeria and Nigerians.

“The UK government did not disclose whether those facing deportation have legal rights to stay in the UK or not and why these huge number of Nigerians needed to face deportation all at once, “the lawmaker said.

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BUSTED! 22 Boko Haram Members Among Nigerian Deportees From Cameroon

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has discovered 22 Boko Haram members among Nigerians deported from Cameroun. The returnees were settled at the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Mubi, Adamawa, State.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Director General of NEMA, Mr, Muhammad Sani Sidi, disclosed this at the 18th Safe Schools Initiative Technical Committee meeting yesterday in Abuja.

Sidi stated that the Boko Haram members were identified with a peculiar mark on their backs among the 12,000 Nigerians deported from Cameroun residing at the IDPs camp in Mubi.

He added that 90 per cent of the deported persons were from Borno State. “The Camerounian government dumped 12,000 Nigerians at Mubi and we had to move them to transit camps and even open more camps to accommodate them.

“Ninety per cent of these returnees are from Borno State with a lot of Boko Haram elements among them.

“We arrested 22 of them yesterday, who were actually planning an attack, they were identified with a mark inscribed on their backs with hot iron in form of tattoos. The mark on their backs indicates that they are ready to die,’’ Sidi said.

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