Following the attack on Senator Ike Ekweramadu by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Germany over the weekend, the German government on Monday, August 19, commenced the outright deportation of Nigerians in the country.
Platinum.ng gathered that the migrants were deported less than 48 hours after the attack on the Senator.
It was learnt that the first batch of migrants were made to leave Frankfurt Airport in Germany by at 8 a.m. on Monday, with another batch expected to arrive Nigeria on Tuesday, August 20.
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It was also gathered that the migrants were randomly picked from their various accommodations and workplaces across the country and moved to the Airport for onward deportation.
Speaking with newsmen on the development, the Co-ordination Activist for Network Refugees 4Refugees, a political platform for refugees and migrant self-organisation based in Stuttgart, Germany, Rex Osa, disclosed that:
“Those who will be deported will be picked randomly from their different accommodation centres from 3 a.m. till 5 a.m. in different regions and conveyed to a central place and finally to Frankfurt Airport”.
“For those who don’t leave voluntarily, they will be given a 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.”