In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 01st, July, 2020

FG Rescues 39 Nigerians Detained in Ghana

FG Rescues 39 Nigerians Detained in Ghana




39 Nigerians detained for illegally getting into Ghana have been launched after the Nigerian authorities intervened.


The Nigerians within the Diaspora Fee, NIDCOM, made this identified in an announcement shared on its Twitter deal with. It mentioned the Nigerian residents had been arrested at Aflao border as they tried to enter Ghana illegally.

“A few month in the past, the Nigerian mission in Ghana bought a name on the arrest of six Nigerians who had been caught at Aflao border making an attempt to enter Ghana,” the assertion reads.

“The Nigerian consular group was dispatched by the Excessive Fee to intervene instantly, and on getting there, they met with about 30 extra Nigerians who had been arrested for additionally making an attempt to enter Ghana via unlawful routes as a result of border closure.”


The consular group was mentioned to have appealed to the immigration officers to not prosecute the culprits.

“The officers agreed and allowed the group to get their particulars to safe approval from the appriate authorities for them to be evacuated together with stranded Nigerians, because the Ghanaian immigration wouldn’t allow them to proceed into Ghana due to the border closure,” the assertion continued.


The NiDCOM additional defined that the mission workers paid two visits to the detainees earlier than they had been launched.


The residents can be introduced again to Nigeria after taking Covid-19 check according to the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management protocols.


The assertion learn, “There are in whole about 50 Nigerians detained by the Ghanaian immigration authorities as a result of some had been moved away from Aflao and saved someplace else.

“As instructed by the NCDC, they should do their COVID-19 assessments earlier than returning to Nigeria.

“As quickly as that is executed they are going to return with the subsequent set of returnees.

“Nevertheless, it needs to be famous that 11 of the detainees have escaped, in keeping with Ghanaian immigration.” 


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