Nigerians In Turkey Aare Not Happy To Go Home, See Why

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FCT, Abuja – In a significant and distressing development, 103 Nigerians were deported from Turkey, arriving at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on the evening of Friday, June 28. The deportees, who touched down at 6:45 pm on a Southwind Airlines flight with registration number TC-GRB, recounted their harrowing experiences, revealing that they had been detained by Turkish authorities for over 11 months before their deportation.

The returnees, visibly shaken and upset, described their ordeal, claiming they were arbitrarily arrested and sent to deportation camps without any clear justification. They voiced strong concerns about the treatment they received during their detention and called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s federal government to take urgent action. Specifically, they urged the government to intervene and recover their valuables, which they allege were seized by Turkish authorities.

Upon arrival, the deportees were met by representatives from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the Department of State Services (DSS), the military, and other government agencies at the pilgrims’ wing of the airport. These agencies were on hand to provide immediate assistance and to process the returnees. Despite the presence of these bodies, the deportees expressed frustration over the lack of communication and transparency regarding the reasons for their detention and deportation.

Journalist Adekunle Dada of, who has over five years of experience covering metro and government policy, reported on the unfolding situation. The story, which has garnered widespread attention, highlights the urgent need for diplomatic engagement between Nigeria and Turkey to address the grievances of the deportees. As the news continues to develop, many are looking to the Nigerian government for a robust response to ensure the rights and properties of its citizens are protected, both at home and abroad…..Continue Reading>>>

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