(This news is from the Guardian, June 28 2007).
A MASSIVE protest by Nigerians is to be staged tomorrow across the globe to demand a probe into the maltreatment and subsequent killing of a Nigerian, Osamuyia Aikpitanhi, by Spanish law enforcement agencies on June 9, this year.
The march, being organised by a group called Concerned Nigerians Worldwide (CNW), is billed to hold in over 20 countries.
According to reports, Aikpitanhi, a Nigerian immigrant, was arrested by Spanish agents and “loaded” into an Iberia aircraft bound for Lagos, Nigeria.
The operatives beat the Nigerian, bound his hands and legs firmly with ropes, and put a gag over his mouth.”
And the man died.
“This is murder,” claims Mr. Uche Nworah, spokesperson for the United Kingdom chapter of the CNW.
He added: “Mr. Aikpitanhi, a human being, was treated worse than an animal – his crime was coming to Spain to try and make a better life for himself and his family. Illegal immigrants are deported from host countries all the time, but the level of force used by the Spanish officials was excessive and unjustified.”
The protests will take place at Spanish Embassies worldwide, including those in the United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (USA), France, Germany, Spain, Brazil and Nigeria. Country chapters of CNW are setting their local times, but full information is available at Hyperlink.
Adeola says: I am leading the Protest in Sweden.
May the Glory of Nigeria come, soon!