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Shehu Sani reacts to the deportation of 42 Nigerians by Niger Republic

Reports across various news outlets say 42 Nigerians were deported back to the country from Niger republic. They were said to have entered Niger republic via illegal routes. 

Out of the 42 Nigerians, Twelve have been charged before a federal high court in Katsina and have asked to pay N50,000 naira or spend 3 months in a correctional facility. 

The national immigration service, NIS, that received them said they bypassed immigration clearance and entered Niger republic without valid documents en route Europe. 

Former Senator, Shehu Sani, reacting to the news via his verified Twitter account said the action taken by Niger republic will not help the cordial relationship that exist between Nigeria and their Nigerien republic Neighbour. 

He wrote, 

With hundreds of thousands of Citizens of Niger Republic living in Nigeria for generations,in most parts of the north,deporting “42” Nigerians from Niger can only trigger an action that will not be helpful to the brotherly relationship that exists between the two countries. 

Niger republic shares borders with some northern Nigerian States like Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto and Yobe state.

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