NIDCOM not for deportation of Biafrans – Abike Dabiri-Erewa

NIDCOM not for deportation of Biafrans - Abike Dabiri-Erewa

NIDCOM not for deportation of Biafrans

NIDCOM not for deportation of Biafrans - Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has made it clear that under her watch, the commission is not for the deportation of Biafrans.

She said this in reaction to a statement released by Uchenna Madu, the leader of the proscribed Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB).

In the statement entitled “Security agents killing our members secretly “, MASSOB alleged that NIDCOM is being used to crack down its pro-Biafra groups’ leaders in the diaspora and forcefully deport persecuted Biafrans.

In a statement released by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the spokesperson of NIDCOM, Dabiri-Erewa said that the ”fabricated” stories by the ”discredited group are false, mischievous and at best another tales by moonlight narrative.”

Part of the statement reads

”NIDCOM as we know has no such powers nor has such agents of harassment both in Nigeria and in the foreign lands.

In international Relations, the process of deportation is a country to country decision which lies with the country foreign policy within the purview of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It must be pointed out that most countries are clamping down on irregular immigrants irrespective of their faith, ethnic or nationalities.

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has consistently been appealing to Nigerians to obey laws of the countries they reside and be good ambassadors of Nigeria.

So, the allegation that “the Federal Government is secretly working with some agents of foreign countries to arrest our members in diaspora and deport them to Nigeria for persecution and prosecution”, is a figment of the group imagination.”

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