JUST IN: Nigerians Held KLM Flight Carrying Chained, Handcuffed Nigerian For Deportation (Video)

By Ike A. Offor

A group of Nigerians on board a Dutch KLM flight stopped the flight from departing, demanding that a fellow Nigerian who was handcuffed as well as chained like a hardened criminal, scheduled for deportation back to Nigeria be removed from the flight.

Those Nigerians on board the flight were unhappy how the deportee was handcuffed and chained on his legs as if he was a hardcore and violent criminal for mere lack of proper documentation in the country. So, that drew their wrath and they started to agitate for the handcuffs and chains to his legs be removed and the deportation suspended or he removed from the flight.

In the video that was recorded by one of the Nigerians who shared the video with The Republican News, they threatened to release it on-line in order to expose the manner Nigerians and other Africans are being treated by some European countries during deportation of those they consider as illegal immigrants or failed asylum seekers.

The groups of Nigerians on board the flight pressurised the group of five security officers whose job is to deport a single person, to leave the flight or else the flight will remain on the ground.

After a long altercation, the Nigerian, who was to be deported was removed from the flight and the security officers left the flight too. He lifted his hands to reveal his handcuffs and from the manner he was walking, It is apparent that he was chained on his legs too.

This habit is very rampant and the  manner African deportees from around European Union. And it is a classical example to demonstrate condition these deportees are subjected to by the security officers during the deportation process.

Some years back a female Nigerian deportee who was being deported by Belgian security officers was asphyxiated and her death was a big news too.

There has been several cases of death during deportation by European security agents. We hope no harm would befall this specific man in this case.


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Germany To Deport 12,000 NIgerian Asylum Seekers |The Republican News


Senior Special Assistant to the President on diaspora affairs, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa 

The German government plans to repatriate 12,000 Nigerians who are seeking asylum in the country.

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diaspora Affairs, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, disclosed this on Tuesday at the public presentation of two books “From Libya with Tears’’ and “Practical News and Feature Writing’’ written by former Managing Editor/Director of News Agency of Nigeria, Mr Dele Bodunde.

Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa, represented by her Special Assistant on Media, Mr Abdul-Rahman Balogun, said that the German Embassy in Nigeria had intimated her office on plans to repatriate no fewer than 12,000 Nigerian asylum seekers from the European country.

The presidential aide further said that about 128 Nigerians died while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. She described the situation as unfortunate, noting that it showed Nigerians desperation to get to Europe by all means.

“Just some days ago, 128 Nigerians died in the Mediterranean sea out of 576. Most of them were from West African countries and they were on their way to Europe.

“Now, this is an unfortunate incident and I think it is better to remain in Nigeria and keep struggling, instead of making desperate journeys that could take their lives,’’ the presidential aide said.

Dabiri-Erewa said some Nigerians had been trapped in Libya and were subjected to various inhuman treatments and that only the intervention of the Federal Government had ensured the return of many.


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BREAKING: Sahara Reporters’ Publisher, Sowore Arrested, Faces Deportation To Nigeria To Face Charges


Sahara Reporters’s publisher, Mr Omoyele Sowore was this night picked up in New York city and taken to Varick street deportation center where he is awaiting expatriation back to Nigeria.

Trouble started for Mr Omoyele Sowore when the sheriff attempted to serve Melaye’s defamation court summons. I his effort to argue with the sheriff, New York City police were called in. Sowore was immediately picked up and taken to the detention center for processing which will lead to his removal from the USA.

Mr Sowore is not a United States’ citizen and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), under President Donald Trump is quick to remove or deport immigrants involved in the most minute of infractions or criminal cases.

At the moment Sahara Reporters’ lawyers are scrambling to get to the detention center to appeal against the deportation of Mr Sowore. They will be making a case that the Nigerians authorities are after the Ondo born publisher for wrong reasons.

Sources close to the Sahara Reporters said that chances are that Sowore’s deportation would take place.

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Trump Touts Recent Immigration Raids, Calls Them A ‘Military Operation’


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U.S. President Donald Trump pauses during an an interview in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 23, 2017.© REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst U.S. President Donald Trump pauses during an interview in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 23, 2017.


President Trump on Thursday celebrated what he called “a military operation” to round up and deport undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes or caused violence in the United States.

“We’re getting gang members out, we’re getting drug lords out, we’re getting really bad dudes out of this country — and at a rate that nobody’s ever seen before,” Trump told a group of several dozen manufacturing executives during a policy discussion at the White House.

Trump brought up immigration enforcement as he discussed the trip Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly are taking to Mexico this week. Trump said he told Tillerson, “That’s going to be a tough trip because we have to be treated fairly by Mexico.”

Trump then praised Kelly for the work his department is doing to secure the border with Mexico and deport illegal immigrants.

“It’s a military operation,” Trump said, attributing gang violence and illegal drug trade to undocumented immigrants.

Trump was presumably referring to enforcement actions carried out by ICE two weeks ago that rounded up 683 immigrants purportedly in the country illegally.

Trump’s reference to a military operation could raise eyebrows among immigrant rights advocates and even within the Department of Homeland Security. Federal immigration policy is enforced by several divisions inside DHS, including Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the military has no role. A leaked DHS proposal last week to deploy Army National Guard troops to help apprehend undocumented immigrants was quickly denied by DHS leadership and the White House as being under consideration. The unions representing Border Patrol agents and officers have regularly denounced the use of military personnel.

“I do not believe the National Guard to be a good idea,” Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, said in an interview. “We’re just setting ourselves up for too much liability with people who have not been trained to do the jobs.”

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump used the phrase “military operation” as a way to describe how the raids were being conducted, not to suggest that they are being done by the military.

“The president was using that as an adjective,” Spicer said at his Thursday afternoon press briefing. “It’s happening with precision … The president was clearly describing the manner in which this is being done.”

Similar raids were carried out during the Obama administration, and the department played down the significance of the number of people arrested in a Feb. 13 news release.

“ICE conducts these kinds of targeted enforcement operations regularly and has for many years,” DHS said.

But immigrant rights advocates have said directives contained in a pair of memos from Kelly this week would significantly expand the pool of immigrants who would be targeted for deportation, broadening it well beyond the hardened criminals and new arrivals that had been the priorities under the Obama administration.

On Thursday, Trump portrayed the immigrants targeted as criminals.

“They’re rough and they’re tough, but they’re not tough like our people, so we’re getting them out,” Trump said.


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Mexican Man Jumps To His Death After Deportation From U.S. In Possible Border Suicide


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A view south on the bridge from which Guadalupe Olivas jumped on Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, 2017 is shown on Feb. 22, 2017 near Tijuana. Bellow are cars entering Mexico from the USA. (Alejandro Tamayo/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)© Alejandro Tamayo-San Diego Union-Tribune-TNS A view south on the bridge from which Guadalupe Olivas jumped on Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, 2017 is shown on Feb. 22, 2017 near Tijuana. Bellow are cars entering Mexico from the USA…  

MEXICO CITY — A Mexican man who had just been deported from the United States fell to his death Tuesday from a bridge near the Tijuana-San Diego border crossing.

A Mexican official with knowledge of the case, but who was not authorized to speak to the media, said it was unclear whether the man accidentally fell or intentionally jumped, but Mexican media cited bystanders and a Tijuana prosecutor who said the death appeared to be a suicide.

News of the death, which coincided with this week’s announcement that U.S. authorities are planning a major crackdown on immigrants living in the country illegally, sparked outrage in Mexico, with some tying the incident to President Donald Trump.

Guadalupe Olives Valencia, 44, tried to cross into the U.S. illegally on Monday, the Mexican official said. Olives was detained by U.S. immigration authorities, who deported him Tuesday morning.

Shortly after, Olives’ body was found on the ground near the El Chaparral border crossing. Next to it was a plastic bag, issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, that contained some of his possessions. Olives was pronounced dead at a hospital.

At least one Mexican newspaper reported that Olives had screamed about not wanting to return to Mexico before leaping to his death. The website of the newspaper Excelsior ran a story on Olives on a page labeled “the Trump era.”

Olives had worked illegally as a gardener in California for years to help provide for his three sons back in Mexico after his wife died, according to his niece, Yuriba Valles de Espinoza. In a telephone interview, she said Olives had been recently deported, and was intent on crossing back to the U.S. to work.

Valles de Espinoza said she believed her uncle threw himself off the bridge “in desperation over the deportation” because he had had trouble finding work in Mexico.

“He was doing this to take care of his children,” she said. “They were his entire life.”

Another family member, who asked not to be identified, said Olives tried to cross into the U.S. not to find work but because he was fleeing problems in Mexico.

After being deported on Tuesday, Olives was debriefed by Mexican immigration agents, who offered him food and transportation to a migrant shelter. But Olives decided to leave the immigration office on his own, the official said. The agents who spoke to him said he showed no signs of distress or mental illness, the official said.

On Facebook, family members of Olives’ mourned his death.

“We miss you so much,” wrote a niece, Jennifer Diaz. “You’re an angel.”                               (Los Angeles Times)

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