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Reports reaching the desk of Africa Daily News, New York has it that men Nigerian Immigration Service at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport has taken hold of about 11 Nigerians returned by the Liberian Immigration Service (LIS).
The 11 young men were rescued by the LIS on September 11 on that country’s high sea after stowing away on a sea vessel from the Apapa Port in Lagos four days earlier
The LIS said 14 men comprising 13 Nigerians and a Cameroonian initially stowed away but two Nigerians lost their lives after the crew of the ship tortured them when they emerged to beg for food.
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Africa Daily News, New York reports that the crew of the vessel reportedly threw them aboard to die.
The Comptroller in Charge at The MMIA Immigration Command Adeola Adesokan praised the efforts of their counterparts from Liberia for rescuing and feeding the men in the spirit of the ECOWAS protocol.
She also advised youths who want to leave the country to emigrate properly and not take illegal means that puts their lives at risk.
Meanwhile, in another report, the United Kingdom government has made an open accusation about numerous asylum seekers who have been “abusing the system” and urging the need to ‘take back control’ and they had reiterated this statement while also talking tough on immigration.
But with its latest pledge to reduce most of the crossings from northern France in small boats, they have also come with a blatant promise to defy international conventions.
‘It’s not racist for anyone… to want to control our borders, it’s not bigoted to say that we have too many asylum seekers who are abusing the system,’ said Home Secretary Suella Braverman.
The stance which had been earned Braverman, whose parents had also emigrated to Britain from Kenya and Mauritius in the 1960s, with a standing ovation at this week’s Conservative party’s annual conference.