A new batch of Nigerian migrants have been deported from Germany less than 48 hours after members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) attacked Senator Ike Ekweremadu, a former Deputy President of the Senate.
The Enugu Senator was billed to give a keynote address at the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention put together by the Ndi-Igbo Germany in the city of Nuremberg on Saturday, August 17, 2019 when he was physically assaulted.
The IPOB members while attacking the Senator accused him of working with the Federal Government to proscribe the group in the South East while followers of the group were being killed.
See a video of the attack below:
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The deported migrants according to reports left Frankfurt Airport at around 8 am on Monday. They are expected at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport between 2 pm and 3 pm.
It is not yet clear if the clampdown is in anyway related to the assault on Ekweremadu although the German Police reportedly carried out several arrests on the day of the attack.
“The flight will be from Frankfurt on Monday. For those who have been given the information, the plane will take off by 8 am and arrive in Nigeria between 2 pm and 3 pm,” Co-ordination Activist for Network Refugees 4 Refugees, a political platform for refugees and migrant self-organisation based in Stuttgart, Germany, Rex Osa, revealed as he spoke to The Nation.
“Those who will be deported will be picked randomly from their different accommodation centres from 3 am till 5 am in different regions and conveyed to a central place and finally to Frankfurt Airport.”
Osa called on the Federal Government to provide assistance to the victims since many of them were coming into the country with health problems.
“Among these people are many sick people. Nigeria should be expecting a lot of people who have psychological problems, and people with spinal cord problems leading to paralysis,” Osa said.
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