The Nigerian In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has again warned Nigerian parents to stop sending their children to Northern Cyprus Universities for schooling, over incessant killing of Nigerian and other black students in the European country.
Chairman of the Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa who gave this warning on Tuseday, made mention of few names of other students who had been killed in the country in the last few years.
She said the death of Ibrahim Khaleel should be the tipping point to a stop in the killing of our children anywhere in the world, particularly Northern Cyprus.
According to her, the country is not recognised by united Nation or any country in the world, it’s only recognize by Turkey, saying that’s why the commission has not be able to do much about the problem.
She lamented that, there are thousands of Nigerians schooling in Northern Cyprus of which hundreds of them have been killed, while the schools are claiming they committed suicide.
In her words:
“It is not only Ibrahim. Kennedy Dede, 28; Augustine Ngok, Gabriel Sorewei, Osabanjo Owoyale, Augustine Wallace, Stanley Eteno, Hassan Babatunde, Temitayo Adigun, and Kubat Abraham are just a few of the ones that we even know.
“The problem is that most Nigerian parents do not know that Northern Cyprus is not recognised by any country in the world.
“It is not a UN-recognised country. It is only recognised by Turkey. That is why we have not been able to do much.
“Who do you report to? Thousands of Nigerian students are schooling there and I tell you that hundreds have been killed. Who do you take these cases to?
“And they are killed in similar circumstances. The school just tells you, ‘Well, they committed suicide,’ and nothing happens.