Buhari accuses border security of greed over irregular migration


President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday blamed the increasing cases of irregular migration by Nigerians to Europe on the greed of border security agencies.

Speaking at the 2017 National Migration Dialogue in Abuja, he maintained that the pains and sufferings most Nigerians go through with the hope of reaching Europe was unnecessary.

Represented by the Minister of Interior, Lt General Abdulrahman Dambazau, the president lamented that in spite of the dehumanising conditions Nigerian victims go through, the quest to embark on such ill-fated journey has continued unabated.

His words: “Such journeys have become more perilous than ever and in most cases fatal. They have become a graveyard for many who seek safe haven in seeking greener pastures.

“The vulnerability of these prospective migrants increases by the greed and heartlessness of traffickers and corrupt border security officers who exploit them.

“Nigeria is considered one of the main origin of irregular migration, with each migrant attempting to reach Europe and other continents.”



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