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    Germany may deport 12,000 Nigerians in 2018


    Germany has set to deport about 12000 Nigerians back home. This is said to be done in 2018 according to the country's global head of programme, migration and development.

    The Nation reports that Dr. Ralf Sanftenberg said Nigerians will be denied asylum status in Germany.
    He made this revelation when he visited Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa who is the special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora.
     We have over 37,000 Nigerians in Germany and more than 12,000 of them are asylum seekers.

    “There is a little chance for their applications to be moved and they may be forced to come back to Nigeria next year.”
    It was said that 99 percent of Nigerians in Germany would be denied asylum because Nigeria is not part of the war countries. 
    The country is said to organise a support programme for those who are  willing to return voluntarily to Nigeria. 
    One of the deportees, a Yoruba man narrated his story, saying he has been in the country for the past 17 years and has lost contact with home. He then started to deal in illegal activities before he was caught. 
    Another aged woman said she left Nigeria some decades ago and she has lost contact with her family and children. 
    According to investigation, most of the deportees were caught with fake names in their documents and particulars as they were ashamed to show their real identity. 

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