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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Turkey Failed Coup: "We were treated like criminals" Deported Nigerian student, Rukkaya Usman

At least 50 Nigerian students studying in Turkey were arrested in Istanbul and detained for 11 hours on alleged order of the Turkish government following the July 15th failed military coup in the country. Most of the detained Nigerians, mainly students of Fathi University and Meliksah University were made to sign deportation documents. Narrating her ordeal in a telephone call from THISDAY, one of the Nigerian students deported, Rukkaya Usman, said they were treated like criminals before the Turkish authorities repatriated them back to Nigeria.
Usman is a final year student of Political Science and International Relations at Meliksah University, one of the schools shut down in the wake of the failed coup. The Turkish authorities had said the affected schools were terrorist schools because they have links with Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen, whom the Turkish government had accused of being the mastermind of the coup.

"I got to Turkey on the 26 of September at about 8am and the Immigration didn’t allow me to pass; they were asking, ‘where are you from?, where are you schooling?, and then, they took me to a room and asked me to wait. My passport and resident permit were with them," said Usman.
"They came back after few minutes with a paper and were asking me if I had money with me, they checked saw money and counted it, we were about eight of us. Before then, they said they are sending me back to my country and I asked they why, and they said when I go back to my country that I should visit the Turkish Embassy that they will answer all my questions.
"They gave me a paper to sign, I refused to sign because I don’t know what they wrote on the paper, they locked us inside a room, we were not allowed to go out, we were not allowed to see anyone, and we were just inside the room, just like criminals. The place is just like a prison
"They came and gave me back my residence permit and I said I should wait that they will call me and I asked them what about my passport, they said they are not giving me my passport until I get to Nigeria. After 11 hours they came back and gave me things they took from my bag and took me to the plane and when we got to Nigeria, they called someone from the immigration and gave him my passport and they now gave me back my passport."
"They deported me for no reason. They treated me like a criminal. I am supposed to be in my final year and my resident permit is valid and is supposed to expire next year September that is after I have graduated. So, honestly, I am offended because whatever business the Turkish government has with the proprietor of our school shouldn’t be affecting me as a student of his school, Usman narrated.
Usman called on the Nigerian government to do something about the situation, saying as her transcript is still there and there is no way she can collect her transcript except she go there and she is supposed to graduate next year.

31 comments:

OSINANL said...

Why won't they treat you like animals? Book haram

livingstone chibuike said...

Is it d result of dere investigation? Ar dey deporting dem out of frustration or jus feelin insecured about Nigerians?..dis is not gud at al

livingstone chibuike said...

Is it d result of dere investigation? Ar dey deporting dem out of frustration or jus feelin insecured about Nigerians?..dis is not gud at al

Juliet Iwuno said...

Una sorry o! Linda take note!

King Maker said...

Nigeria government seriously need to look into this issue

Uju Phil said...

It's a pity dear ones, you're back in a country that can't and wldnt even dare to fight for your right! #Sad

Uju Phil said...

It's a pity dear ones, you're back in a country that can't and wldnt even dare to fight for your right! #Sad

Goma Mene said...

OK go and get the transcript ASAP and work there too. Why did you agree to come back sef? Instead of you to thank God for life








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ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

So, because the school was linked to a terrorist, they assumed everyone in the school is and even treated them like one! Same way they called for the closure of the Turkish school here. Things are not done without proper investigation. Generalizing and putting everyone in a box because of one person is wrong!

Ebi Forey said...

Sorry o! And what do you want the government to do for you? Well, they are busy fighting kwarruption and have no time for the plight of the citizens! It's a big shame that Turkey can go to the extent of deporting legally resident students without the Nigerian government taking appropriate retaliatory action.

Olaaliu said...

Una welcome,,, we HV lots of schools hereπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Odibe Blessing said...

Eyahhhh thank God they release una ooo....welcm home,no plc like home

donduke said...

Too bad

prudent for life said...

May be we should start probing all d Nigerians studying abroad to ascertain d source of their funding (looters!). Hw can Turkey or any other country humiliate a Nigerian and Deport same if not bcos we hv belittled our self as a nation, nonsense

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Una sorry oo

Vivian Reginalds said...

heya
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Gen Buhari may not be interested in this matter, that's the disturbing part because he is afraid of the Turkish prime minister.. He may toss it to the foreign minister to handle (as he did with the herdsmen)and the poor man will end up insulted*sad face* so sorry for you guys o!

Anonymous said...

Of all the countries in the world to go to school, you chose Turkey. Some even go to Chad and Niger. It is a pity, hope the govt. will intervene but since they haven't shut down the schools in Nigeria as directed by Turkish govt. its better you start looking for another school in a country with a democratic govt. and work on getting your transcript from Turkey.

Yusuf Dimas said...

Really sad one...

Anonymous said...

Don't be a blockhead

Anonymous said...

Buhari gave them the upper hand to treat us like a piece of shit, within 6 months in office, Amb. of Nigeria to Turkey came and address the students, He asked the necessary authorities to deport any Nigerian who fight or unable to pay His fees for a semester, so what do you expect?

Vic said...

You're a big fool for posting this. It's even a good thing you can't spell right either.

Chizzy Liz said...

****************************if dem treat u like animals *******inaa be nna gi ***********are u homeless**???????? Ijebere ije ruo uno ********In Zoro's voice !!!!!!!! Oso chuba gi na town amam chu gi na ur villa

Chizzy Liz said...

****************************if dem treat u like animals *******inaa be nna gi ***********are u homeless**???????? Ijebere ije ruo uno ********In Zoro's voice !!!!!!!! Oso chuba gi na town amam chu gi na ur villa

AGB said...

You're a goat. Imagine the kind of trash you're spewing from your illiterate mouth. Your fellow countryman was treated unjustly in another country and the best your stinking breath could breathe out is the trash.

AGB said...

Exactly, Onyx. I agree with you a 100%.

AGB said...

The Nigerian government should stand up for these students. It's unfair how the Turkish government has treated them. If at all they (the Turkish government) insists on sending the students away, then they should refund them all the monies they paid for school fees and tuition from day one along with all their credentials.

prudent for life said...

That is Wat u get when u don't value ur country nor take necessary and deliberate step to put in place in ur country those things u sought for abroad,im sure most of dem are d children of those who are frustrating our educational sector, wat goes around comes around.

niyi adetoye said...

Sorry guys

sholetoga said...

Serve you all right, when Nigeria has more than 100 universities, you want to study abroad abi...mumu....how many university is in Turkey.....yeye dey smell

Seun Combs said...

Even when a man cannot impregnate his wife, he'll blame Buhari! Wait for the govt's response b4 criticizing.

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