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Buhari Signs Deal To Allow UK Repatriate Foreign Criminals In Nigeria

A deportation agreement between President Muhammadu Buhari and the United Kingdom will result in the removal of criminals and illegal immigrants from the United Kingdom.

The majority of individuals deported were originally from Nigeria, but it wasn’t clear if this applied to everyone who was anticipated to be brought in from the UK.

Home Secretary Priti Patel used the memorandum of understanding as an illustration of Brexit Britain’s new immigration policies on Thursday, calling it a “landmark agreement.”

“Our new landmark agreement with Nigeria will increase the deportation of dangerous foreign criminals to make our streets and country safer and take the fight to the criminal people smugglers together to tackle illegal migration,” Ms Patel said on Twitter.

According to official figures, there are 9,815 foreign criminals imprisoned in the UK.

In Britain’s ‘New Plan for Immigration,’ published in March, the Boris Johnson-led government said Britain had “taken back control of our legal immigration system by ending free movement and introducing a new points-based immigration system.”

“The UK now decides who comes to our country based on the skills people have to offer, not where their passport is from,” the policy document said.

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The first group of deportees left the UK for Nigeria and Ghana, according to a Forbes story from Thursday. According to Forbes, eight Ghanaians arrived in Ghana after 13 Nigerians were deported to Lagos and the airplane continued to Ghana.

“The UK only ever returns individuals to their country of origin when the Home Office and, where applicable, the courts deem it is safe to do so. All asylum and human rights claims are carefully considered in accordance with our international obligations. Each individual assessment is made against the background of relevant case law and the latest country information,” a Home Office spokesperson told Forbes.

After the Home Office announced plans to transfer asylum seekers to Rwanda in April, discussions of deportation and migration from the UK have become common.

The Rwanda plan called for sending asylum seekers who had traveled to the UK via the English Channel on an aircraft to Rwanda so they could apply for refuge there. According to the authorities, the plan would deter other people from traveling over the Channel.

The intervention of the European Court of Human Rights has halted the preparations.

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A deportation agreement between President Muhammadu Buhari and the United Kingdom will result in the removal of criminals and illegal immigrants from the United Kingdom.

The majority of individuals deported were originally from Nigeria, but it wasn’t clear if this applied to everyone who was anticipated to be brought in from the UK.

Home Secretary Priti Patel used the memorandum of understanding as an illustration of Brexit Britain’s new immigration policies on Thursday, calling it a “landmark agreement.”

“Our new landmark agreement with Nigeria will increase the deportation of dangerous foreign criminals to make our streets and country safer and take the fight to the criminal people smugglers together to tackle illegal migration,” Ms Patel said on Twitter.

According to official figures, there are 9,815 foreign criminals imprisoned in the UK.

In Britain’s ‘New Plan for Immigration,’ published in March, the Boris Johnson-led government said Britain had “taken back control of our legal immigration system by ending free movement and introducing a new points-based immigration system.”

“The UK now decides who comes to our country based on the skills people have to offer, not where their passport is from,” the policy document said.

READ MORE: FG Reappoints Oniha As DMO DG

The first group of deportees left the UK for Nigeria and Ghana, according to a Forbes story from Thursday. According to Forbes, eight Ghanaians arrived in Ghana after 13 Nigerians were deported to Lagos and the airplane continued to Ghana.

“The UK only ever returns individuals to their country of origin when the Home Office and, where applicable, the courts deem it is safe to do so. All asylum and human rights claims are carefully considered in accordance with our international obligations. Each individual assessment is made against the background of relevant case law and the latest country information,” a Home Office spokesperson told Forbes.

After the Home Office announced plans to transfer asylum seekers to Rwanda in April, discussions of deportation and migration from the UK have become common.

The Rwanda plan called for sending asylum seekers who had traveled to the UK via the English Channel on an aircraft to Rwanda so they could apply for refuge there. According to the authorities, the plan would deter other people from traveling over the Channel.

The intervention of the European Court of Human Rights has halted the preparations.

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