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ISIS Suspect Deported to Nigeria from Germany

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The exhibits found with the Germany-born ISIS suspect. Photo Credit: NAN/dpa

Germany has deported to Nigeria, an alleged Islamic extremist, an ISIS suspect, deemed dangerous by authorities.

The German news agency, dpa reports that the 22-year-old man, who was born in Germany and who hadn’t committed a crime, arrived in Lagos Thursday.

The unidentified  man was one of two detained in February in Goettingen during an investigation of suspected attack plans. His partner is a 27 year-old Algerian. Both of them lived with their parents in Göttingen.

When the two men were picked up, investigators found two weapons, at least one of them a firearm that had been altered to fire live ammunition.

Also found were ammunition, flags of the Islamic State group and a machete.

The man deported to Nigeria is banned from entering Germany for life.

Following attacks by Islamic extremists last year, German authorities vowed to step up deportations of foreigners deemed to be threats.

The two men, according to www.dw.com were arrested after being under  surveillance for some time.

After their arrest, the German  interior ministry  requested their expulsion after classifying them as a threat to national security.

Their deportation has no precedence in German history.

“We are sending a clear warning to all fanatics nationwide that we will not give them a centimeter of space to carry out their despicable plans,” said Lower Saxony’s Interior Minister Boris Pistorius following the court ruling authorising the deportation.

“They will face the full force of the law regardless of whether they were born here or not,” he added.

In the case of the Algerian, the court made his deportation conditional on assurances from the Algerian government that he would not be tortured or subjected to any inhuman treatment.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

22 Comments

  1. Oga o

    April 9, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Why did Nigeria receive him? If I were Minister of the Interior, I would bundle him right back to where he came from. Strip him of his Nigerian citizenship and send him back to Germany.

    • blackbeatle

      April 9, 2017 at 10:59 pm

      Exactly..did he tell them he was nigerian?? did he show them a nigerian passport?? who allowed the plane to land in Lagos? when angela merkel was opening the gates of germany to all sorts they didn’t know that it will have repercussions

    • CovertNigerian

      April 9, 2017 at 11:20 pm

      The individual concerned is a Nigerian citizen, not a dual Nigerian and German citizen. If you attempt to strip him of his Nigerian citizenship, he becomes stateless, which is a situation that international law is designed to prevent.

      According to the US State Department:

      “The aftermath of World War II and the reconfiguration of nation states created a surge of stateless populations, which led the drafters of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights to include Article 15, which states that “everyone has the right to a nationality” and should not be deprived arbitrarily of his or her nationality.”

    • californiabawlar

      April 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      Learned something new today! I had never read about the UN declaration.

  2. o

    April 9, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Pls tell us his name oo, so ppl can steer clear of him.

  3. legal diva

    April 9, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    So Nigeria has become a dumping ground for criminals. Whatever happened to laws in this our country. Lord help us!!!

    • CovertNigerian

      April 9, 2017 at 11:13 pm

      He’s a Nigerian citizen. So whether or not we like it, and even though it was within German society that he got radicalized, he’s one of ours and the Germans are within their rights to deport him.
      What concerns me is that since he has technically not yet committed a crime, Nigerian authorities probably can’t detain him. Incompetent as they are, I hope they are able to keep an eye on him.

    • Charles

      April 10, 2017 at 8:04 am

      Born in Germany not in Nigeria , so Nigeria has a right to request he reside were he is born while we also conduct our investigation about his parents and decide wether to accept him or not. Even if it takes ten years to investigate

  4. so

    April 9, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    I hope that the Federal Government is sensible enough and return him back to the German authorities, we can not start dealing with another Boko Haram. If he had won an award they would have claimed him and called him their citizen without remembering Nigeria, now that he has committed a crime, they should also gladly claim him and put him in prison right where he belongs. Nigeria is not a dumping ground. Fellow Nigerians please the same energy that we put into BBNaija, let us channel that energy by pressurizing our leaders to deport him back to Germany. Ire.

  5. ti

    April 9, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    @CovertNigerian, he was born in Germany and has never been to Nigeria, which makes him a German citizen.

    • A Real Nigerian

      April 10, 2017 at 12:58 am

      CovertNigerian is right.
      He is a Nigerian citizen. Nigeria, like many other countries, grants automatic citizenship to people born outside Nigeria but to Nigerian parents.

    • CovertNigerian

      April 10, 2017 at 1:47 am

      @RealNigerian has explained why the deportee is in fact Nigerian. As for why he isn’t German, you assume that Germany grants automatic citizenship to anyone born in the country. Not every country does this and as far as I know Germany does not, so the individual in question is in fact not a German citizen even though he was born there and has been resident there.

    • Charles

      April 10, 2017 at 8:07 am

      Even at that as long as he is born outside the shore of Nigeria, it’s enough to argue he is not a Nigerian we don’t have facilities to monitor extremists for God sake.

    • dhoney

      April 10, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      …and if he had won an Olympic Godl medal, he will be referred to as a German not even a German-Nigerian. The Western guys are the problem of this world. Bunch of bullies. Trust our docile govt, they would not respond.

  6. jinkelele

    April 9, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    He’s a german citizen born in Germany nah why send him here.
    Do they want him to reconnect with boko haram
    What kind of wahala is this

  7. Madman

    April 10, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Welcome back home comrade. can you start blowing up the homes of politicians?

  8. Jade

    April 10, 2017 at 12:56 am

    Nigeria can barely handle Boko Haram let alone ISIS. Trump bombing Syria has put more fire in the ass of these evil terrorists.

  9. Ayishaa

    April 10, 2017 at 10:16 am

    A 22 yr old man who was born in Germany. So in other words after 22yrs he is still not a citizen???? Now that’s interesting

  10. funmilola

    April 10, 2017 at 10:42 am

    and what exactly is the federal government doing about this guy?

  11. Stephen Duah

    April 10, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Germany has been descriminating ever since. How can a person be a citizen of a particular country for sometime and become a citizen of another country. Is it becos he is black. Germany, it is time you stop descrimination

  12. Mar

    April 10, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    …conditional deportation on assurances he would not be tortured…
    They should have done the same to the nigerian. And we would solemnly swear to tortue him specially. Send him right back

  13. Rex Osa

    April 12, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Fellow Countrymen, it is shameful that our government always embarasses us with such stooge collaboration in service to the colonial monsters like Germany.
    Understanding further implications of this politically motivated expulsion would require a critical reflection Germanys dubious principles and interest on migration in General.
    The recent expulsion obviously expresses Germanys Culture of criminalisation in facilitation for massive deportation of 12,900 nigerian (easing a problem tGermany refers to as “Deportation Gap”).
    The negative impact of any wrong decision taken by our government will continue to affect the poor masses as long as the nigerian civil society continues to remain silent on such abnormalty.
    A lot of things were wrong every deportation from Germany even with the last deportation. We are at the moment undertaking an activist research on the culture of criminalisation “Asylum made in Gemany”. The different analysis and reports will be published as a blog of its own soon.
    Feel free to inform yourself on what it means to be criminalised in Germany.

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