Annual Migration Dialogue:  Some of the migrants are terrorists in Nigeria – Buhari

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Force migration in and outside Nigeria has been the most troubling identified problem facing the nation today as most migrants especially Nigerians migrate to other regions either on land and ship in search of greener pasture.

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented by the Vice-President of Nigeria Prof. Yemi Osinbajo made this assertion in Abuja at the Annual Migration Dialogue, with the theme `Policy Coherence in Migration Governance`.

Speaking at the event, President Buhari said men and women are forced to migrate to other countries especially those faced with insurgency crisis.  Forced migration is one of the most difficult problem the nation is facing, also some of the migrants that comes to Nigeria are used as terrorist by Isis, Book-Haram and other terrorist groups to wreck havoc on the country adding to the number of IDPs at their various camp giving a rise to the IDPs with over 200million currently displaced.

Similarly, Buhari said `We must redefine existing narratives by interrogating the data of migrants in and out of the country immediately and countries that host migrants should be supported.

The Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration Nigeria Country Office, Ms Enira Krdzalic, said over 24million Nigerians have migrated to Europe making Nigeria the second largest recipient of migrants in Africa and the fifth in the world. Krdzalic applauded the Nigeria Government as the first country to Partner with Swiss Government on migration and implementation by the National Commission for refugees, migrants and internally displaced Persons. She urge Nigeria Government not to take the issue of Migrants with limp service.

 

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