1000 Nigerians, Illegal Immigrants Detained In Saudi Arabia Warehouse Lament Neglect

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Nov 23, 2013 – 1000 Nigerian Illegal Immigrants Detained In Saudi Arabia Detention Warehouse Lament Neglect By FG

Some Nigerian citizens recently arrested for living illegally in Saudi Arabi have been held in detention at a warehouse near Makkah for the past two weeks.

On Thursday, BBC reported that 1000 Nigerians are being held in Saudi Arabian detention facility for staying illegally in the country.

These folks were held in bondage under unbearable condition against their wish pending the intervention of the Nigerian consulate or the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Mr Al Shumaisy, one of the detainees who spoke with BBC Hausa from the detention warehouse said no Nigerian consulate official had visited since their illegal arrest for the past 2 weeks.

At least, we are Nigerians. There are about 1,000 of us here in the detention facility, including women and children. We spent at least two weeks here. Some of us could not even perform five daily prayers because they are sick and they are not receiving any medical attention. They put us under air-conditioner and everybody is shivering because of cold,” one of the detainees said.

Al Shumaisy said other nationals in detention include Nigeriens, Ethiopians, Malians and Pakistanis.

He said unlike Nigeria, other countries have since come forward to pick their citizens.

He claimed that they couldn’t reach Nigerian consulate officials. “We could not reach Nigerian officials since we were detained here. We were asked to come out, and we obeyed. But they are keeping us here, “he said.

Why the neglect? Federal Government or the consulate over there should come to their rescue on time.

This is unfair especially for the children and the women.

7 thoughts on “1000 Nigerians, Illegal Immigrants Detained In Saudi Arabia Warehouse Lament Neglect

  1. @JELILI THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE NIGERIANS CAN NOT LEARN TO BEHAVE THEMSELVES WE ARE KNOWN FOR OUR BAD THAN GOOD IN THE LAST 10 YEARS THE NIGERIAN NAME HAS BEING DRAGGED INTO THE MUD FOR SO MANY BAD THINGS THAT EVEN GOOD CITIZENS OF NIGERIA ARE NOT EVEN TRUSTED THE VALUE OF BEING NIGERIAN IS NOT WORTHY AT ALL BEING CALLED CRIMINALS 419 SCAMMERS AND TERRORIST ITS JUST A SHAME THAT THE SO CALLED “GIANT OF AFRICA” IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE WORLD WORST COUNTRY IN THE 2013 COUNTRY RANKING EVEN OUTSIDERS ARE EVEN BEING ADVISED NOT TO TRAVEL TO NIGERIA FOR LACK OF SECURITY AND SO MANY REASON NIGERIA SHOULD WAKE UP AND STOP THIS DISGRACE I FEEL SO SORRY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION TO COME

  2. YOU WENT THERE YOURSELF , BECAUSE YOU THINK YOUR COUNTRY NIGERIA WAS A USELESS PLACE TO LIVE , SO , MAY I KNOW WHY THE COUNTRY YOU SPEAK BAD ABOUT, SHOULD NOW COME TO YOUR RESCUE ?????????????????????????????????????????

    YOU JUST HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE SWORD MAN TO COME , AT LEAST YOU ARE A MUSLIM AND YOU ARE IN SAUDI ARABIA , SO TRY AND FACE MECCA AND KABBA ,

    IF MEDINA TURN YOU DOWN , THEN GO TO KAABA AND CALL OMAR KAYAM TO HELP YOU OUT.

    PLEASE ,THROW A LOT OF STONES TO THE DEVIL , BY THE TIME YOU THROW ONE MILLION STONE ,THE DEVIL WILL DIE , AND YOU WILL BE FREE.
    IT IT JUST A MATTER OF THROWING STONE TO THE DEVIL.

  3. I disagree with all your comments for the following reasons:
    The earths populations is 7billion plus..nigeria and nigerians make up a remote tiniest part of that and that is to say we are not the only ones on the planet,we are not the only ones travelling across cities and countries because there others black,white,red even blue like us..
    Somebody asked about the value of a nigerian
    and we honestly and truthfully said none,because nobody respects or wants to hear the name nigeria.
    But inspite of all this I REFUSE TO BELIEVE that all nigerians abroad are truly evil or have the intent to steal or commit fraud.
    I REFUSE TO BELIEVE that all those people held in UK border agencies,those in equatorial guinea,those in saudi arabia,those in india,those in europe are all bad.its impossible.
    We are shocked to the marrow to see these on the international scene how our brothers are stepped on like papers,how they are butered like pigs and yes even if they did commit the crime isn’t there the law of the land and due prosecution process to be followed?and can all of those people automatically be wicked and bad at the same time?
    We are forgetting that the Whites are natural racists,they are haters they are sadists and are pretentious bastards they act under instruction to protect their land from foreigners and sadly because nigeria is always available and why?because nobody will ever speak up for the nigerian citizen,even the so called government that has failed to provide basic infrastructure to keep its youths at home will not come to your aid,so why will they not always accuse nigerians as the people who come to destroy their homes?yes because we are the available scapegoats.
    Are there not american fraudsters?even diehard british fraudsters?even chinese scammers and criminals?how many of these people do you hear get deported in their hundreds or even thousands.Touch an american citizen abroad or even main one and hear Obama rain hell on you..yes that is the VALUE of the american citizen not for the crimes he has commited but for his human rights to be upheld criminal or not.
    Iam sad,I blame the spineless society that kills us,I blame the wickedness of our leaders,I blame their selfish wicked me-first attitude,I blame all Nigerian leaders who are corrupt and have murdered the dreams of the masses,I blame people who have succeded in destroying everything promising even the youth dream,
    Is somebody not asking why our youths are all eager to run off somewhere? Is it better for them were they are and they are running off?or are they all bad?
    Is somebody asking why young men and women roaming the streets in their thousands looking for non-existing jobs,in a country that boasts of being the largest oil producing in the african gulf?
    Is somebody asking why robbery is on the increase,kidnapping,militancy?or did these young men decide that would be their career when they grow up?
    That is the value of the nigerian on the street.
    Our value should be our pride in our leadership,
    Our value should be in the strenght of our infrastructure,
    Our value should be in the promises kept and promises fulfilled,
    Our value should be in the intergrity of leaders to defend us like the US would,or like UK would for its citizens always.
    Iam sad to be called a nigerian.
    I regret and daresay things will still get worse until drastic actions within us and positive decisions for us are taken.
    Iam a youth and I believe the time has come to reclaim the Nigerian pride that never truly existed.

  4. Uche thank you for your comments, you have said it all however, some of us displayed the level of illiteracy and ignorance. The world is a global village where people from different countries move from one place to the other either to trade or for better education and a better life. The problem here is how important the Nigerian government regard their citizens both home and abroad. Nobody want to live illegally in a foreign country but it can be caused by circumstances and mostly the stringent immigration laws imposed by some of these countries in other to discourage people coming to their countries. Some of these countries treating Nigerians this way also have their citizens living in Nigeria and we treat them with dignity and respect. Our government should learn how to take seriously the plight of every Nigerian both at home and abroad.

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