Deported family stranded in Lagos Nigeria after quarantine exercise

At the arrival of the June 14 deportation flight at the cargo section of the Lagos Airport, the 34 arriving deported persons were conveyed to a nearby Hotel, where they are expected to undergo an obligatory quarantine with no expectation from both the Nigeria and Government Government.

At the end of the quarantine period on Monday 20.06.22 with the deported persons expected to checkout and vacate the hotel latest by Tuesday 21.06.22, the affected persons were again confronted with a renewed trauma to figure out where to go as any attempt to remain will amount to forceful ejection.

From our video conference with some of these deported persons, you could feel the frustration and trauma as they gather in smaller groups within the Hotel premises. Also the DERS eye witness also described a scene of people roaming around confusedly between the quarantine Hotel and the nearby ATM belonging to Ecobank. From past deportation incidences, we have observed that many are not able make withdraws using their German Bank cards as they are blocked at the same time the deportation is being enforced.

Shocking was the situation of the deported family who until the last moment awaited a Nigerian or German delegation expected to brief them available opportunity to re-start a new life and otherwise. With a Family father busting into Tears and kneeling on the concrete floor, begging for any form of assistance if only for the sake of the 2 daughters who were deported with them. He could hardly believe that his expectation of the Nigerian Government assistance was only a wild illusion. It was really emotional to see a 6 years old girl consoling the father by patting him on his shoulder with the words “Daddy dont cry again”. The situation was an encouragement for some affected individuals to summon courage.

According to the family, the German police crashed into their apartment in NRW at about 1am on Tuesday June 14. With violent mishandling and Handcuff they were forced out of their apartment into a Police vehicle that conveyed them to the airport from where they were deported in the most inhuman condition with children exposed to such scene of massive police violence and many affected persons and even their parents onboard. The children were woken up from sleep with cloths thrown on them by a police officer who was ordering them to dress up as they have to leave for Nigeria immediately. Both Kids who were born in Germany were woken up to witness police mishandling of their parents. Their weeping and demand that the police should leave their parents alone were ignored.

We are Investigating the accusation that the deportation enforcing Police and Doctor had ignored the lady`s claim of miscarriage to still enforce the deportation at all cost. The family father has since the deportation arrival been complaining of severe internal pains resulting from excessive violence from the Police. Both parents have since Friday been undergoing thorough medical examination at the Lagoon Hospital in Lagos.

The 6 years old daughter also confirmed her parents claim of losing her tooth through the carelessness of a Police officer who had mistakenly hit her on the mouth in an attempt to stop her from running to meet her mother who was away with the police for more than 10minuites. We are also investigating the nature of their daughters neck operation and possible implication of a metal implant on the little girl as she remain stranded with her parents in Lagos Nigeria.

The family is since Tuesday housed in the DERS transit Accommodation center as we figure out the next step to re-start a new life in Nigeria. Our findings on the different accusation will be made available to the public.

Culled from Refugee4refugeenetwork

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