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Are Foreigners Deported, Harrassed In Naija?

With news from UK, Cairo, Spain, Italy, SA about Nigerians being deported, humiliated and harrassed by foreign immigration AND Nationals, i wonder if the same treatment is meted to foreigners in Nigeria.

Except perhaps for kidnapping of foreign oil workers i don't see any harsh treatment either from the NIGERIAN GOVT or Nigerians on foreigners.

This thread is meant to see views about foreign national you know in Nigeria who have been humiliated, harrased or probably deported.

Or what do you think?

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Can such thing happen in any organised country where every citizen is documented?

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I highly doubt that there are any 'illegal' Westerners in Nigeria.

That being said, Nigeria routinely deports Nigeriens (Niger) and other African nationals from their countries using methods which can be quite humiliating so I don't think they have room to talk when countries like the UK or the US deport Nigerian nationals back to their homelands with money to start their lives again. And lets not bring up the way Nigeria deported Ghanaians in the 70s.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6387053.stm

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It's a crazy Irony and it just explains how wrong the world's system is! Poorer nations are much more accommodating towards refugees than the wealthier ones.

See how accommodating Nigerians are: We employ all the "Republic du Nigerien" citizens. The authorities don't ask them 2 get a work permit in order to

work as a mai guard, a shoe shiner or a suya seller. They just ply their trade- free of restrictions. No deportations, no harrassment , nothing!

The westerners have a lot to learn 4rm us.

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What about the way Ghana deported Nigerians also in early 70s ? What was their reason? Their economy was dominated(buying and selling) by Nigerians.

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I swear, i know this guy, he was quickly rushed back to the Immigration police station where he was detained to be deported another day, with the recommendation that he's been giving a life-time banned from the EU.

   That's when they introduced the system of tying up a deportee hands with a special rubber cord which would be cut off by the aircraft crew only when the plane has reached it's cruising altitude and they are satisfied that the deportee is not posing a threat.

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   It's not really so, Deportees are usually not forced, but in the situation whereby a deportee resists the law enforcers, that is where force comes in. Afterall, the Police is a force, and not just a service

   Now, imagine a Nigerian deportee in Greece who resisted the law-enforcers up to the extent of stripping himself Unclad (after messing up his pants/trousers with urine and feces) at the airport, what do you expect the law enforcers to do?

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