In 2007 Spain killed Osamuyia Aikpitanhi as he was about to be deported. There was an outrage by Nigerians Worldwide.
Since then we have read about other Nigerians killed in Russia, China and possibly other places.
The news on friday that Switzerland has committed one more murder by killing another Nigerian is disheartening.
Why do European Police have to killed asylum seekers set for deportation?
Is it not enough to arrest them and put them on the flight back home?
Why do they have to use extreme measures like covering their faces and tying them up like animals just because they want to deport them? Seriously even animal right groups would protest if animals are treated like that.
But these are the things they do to Nigerians and other immigrants on deportation list-they tie them up and often they inject them with poisonous substances!
Switzerland should be ashamed of itself for this murder!
The Nigerian embassy in Switzerland should take up this issue very seriously. The policeman or woman who committed this crime should be dismissed with immediate effect and place on trial.
If they consider it a state murder the government of Switzerland should tender an unreserved apology to the family of the victim and to the government of Nigeria. The government of Switzerland must take measures to stop these state murders as this is not the first time. One hopes that this will be the last.
I do not in any way encourage illegal migration of Nigerians to Switzerland but I strongly believe that the human right conventions should be allowed to take its course when there are violations. Invariably there are no provisions that asylum seekers should be killed.
I do not also encourage Nigerians who are involved in drug traficking in-and-out of Switzerland. In that case the law should take its course. I am also sure that Switzerland would not have instructed its law enforcement agents to be agents of state murders in that case. No one should act above the law.
After all is said and done, we should never forget all these events. We must take measures that will promote the rights and privileges of the ordinary citizens regardless of whether they are legal or illegal immigrants. Life has no duplicate and the dignity of all must be respected.
Back home in Nigeria the government must do all it can to improve the economic and political situations. We owe it to ourselves as Nigerians to develop our domain, our country and our motherland. No one will do it for us.
We must do these things to encourage Nigerians to return home and to reduce the urge of desperate migration flow to Europe and other places.
In this particular case, some of us are watching and waiting for Justice.
May the soul of the departed find peace!
Story from BBC, Friday 19th March
Switzerland has halted special flights to deport asylum seekers after a Nigerian man on hunger strike died on the tarmac at Zurich airport.
Swiss police say they had shackled the 29-year-old man, who was being forcibly deported along with 15 other Nigerians whose asylum bids had been rejected.
When he fell ill on Wednesday the police took off his shackles and a doctor tried in vain to revive him.
Swiss authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
Police said they had shackled the man because he had resisted deportation.
Two Nigerian witnesses quoted by the Swissinfo news website accused the police of inhumane treatment.
“They treated us like animals,” said one, called Emmanuel.
“They shackled our feet, knees, hands, hips, arms and torso and made us wear a helmet like those worn by boxers. It was simply impossible to move,” he said.
The man who died was a drug-dealer who had been on hunger strike for several days.
It is the third such death in Switzerland since 1999.
Last year there were 43 special repatriation flights from Switzerland, deporting some 360 people, mostly to the Balkans or Africa, Swissinfo reports.
9 thoughts on “Switzerland Kills Another Nigerian..!”
An interesting blog.
Whilst not meaning to detract from the ghastly death in Switzerland, it should be noted that Swiss medics tried to save this unfortunate individual and there has been sufficient horror in the Swiss system for deportation flights to be suspended temporarily.
I don’t know of the background to Osamuyia Aikpitanhi’s death or of killings in China, but the Russian killings are genuine racist murders by skin-head gangs.
Switzerland is a nativist society which sees its first priority being to care for its citizens or domestic residents (including Lewis Hamilton and Scratch Perry), and has shrugged off much negative reporting due to its ban on constructing minarets; or, from Libya especially, its strange refusal to allow Gaddafi’s son to get away from allegations of physical assault.
I am uneasy about forced removal of failed applicants, but I’m also perplexed as to how Switzerland would be seen as a reasonable destination… passage across ‘safe’ countries such as France or Italy or Germany would be essential, and is there an established Nigerian presence in the country? Unlike, say, British cities.
I am glad that this topic was discussed on this blog, totally agree with all the above, but there are some problems in the legal regulation in the light of recent changes in legislation. I would not wish to write here in great detail, much is written on the site http://moslegist.ru … But thanks anyway!
The Swiss have worked hard and died to build their country to make it the succesful society it is.It is a small place and cannot be the bread basket for every coward that runs away because he or she doesn’t have the courage to fight for and die for their own nation and to make it a success.They work very hard to make the country what it is and then everyone wants to have a piece of the pie that they worked and struggled to make.A country becomes a success through hard work and that is what made Switzerland.
J Edwards you are just a stupid fool
Also why do the police get blamed?The asylum seekers use every tactic in the book to avoid deportation.Many enter illegally get fed by the swiss tax payer and constantly complain about their human rights.The people want them to go but they fail to have enough dignity to walk on the plane like men.They kick scratch and squirm like cowards.I have no sympathy for the man that died.He was fed by the swiss people and he then goes on a hunger strike.He had no dignity even in despair a man must walk with dignity.The reason he was confined is he probably put up a fight when they asked him to politely go.The Swiss are not brutal people.
He was also a coward because he was to cowardly to have the will to live and survive whatever happened.Suicide is a cowards path.He must have never really suffered because people that really suffer have a will to survive that is why Nigeria is suffering because it is full cowardly men who run at the first sight of trouble rather than fight.So go back to Nigeria and fight to change your home.Your spineless
J EDWARDS you are such a foolish and useless man.someone ran away from his country because of problems and maybe his life is at stake.just to be killed where he thought he will get freedom.its a pity.alot of stolen wealth are stacked in the banks in switzerland.i have no word for you because you are a big fool.racist,asswhole,idiot.someone like you is used for bbq and feed to animals.asswhole man.why not your country return all the money been stolen and kept in your country.what does your country have if not all the stolen money they keep and never return it to the rightful owners.idiot.
i have been in Switzerland before and they are the most racist people i have ever come across.they see a black man in the street and they start cursing and spitting on him.who is this J Edwards?i know he clearly knows the Swiss built their country with stolen money from Hitler and greedy African leaders.J Edwards is just another asshole pork eating racist son of a whore like the rest of them
send J Edwards to Nigeria..let him turn it into “SWITZERLAND”…long live J Edwards The Braveheart!