Campaign Intensifies Against Nigerian Woman’s Deportation, In The United Kingdom

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Over 120,000 campaigners across the United Kingdom have signed up a petition protesting the Home Office’s decision to deport a Nigerian woman “facing risks of being killed by Boko Haram” if she is forced to return to her native country.Supporters of Afusat Saliu were united in anger late on Thursday evening after the 31-year-old was seized, along with her two children, by officials of the UK Border Agency (UKBA).

Ms Saliu, who has converted to Christianity, fled to the UK in 2011, claiming that her stepmother threatened to subject her daughter Bassy, now four, to female genital mutilation (FGM).

Her second daughter, Rashidat, two, was born in the UK.

Ms Saliu, who said she is a victim FGM, has insisted she fears her two daughters will be forced to marry the men against their will if she returns to Nigeria.

 

 

( Courtesy APA & AGENCIES ……… Source ……… NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS)

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