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Over 1200 Nigerian Asylum Seekers Stopped From Entering Germany

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December 28, 2016 – Over 1200 Nigerian Asylum Seekers Stopped From Entering Germany

German police are on track to turn away some 20,000 migrants this year at the country’s borders, airports and seaports, local media reported on Wednesday.

From January until the end of November, 19,720 people were stopped from entering the country, the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (NOZ) reported, citing numbers from the German Federal Police.

Statistics for December are yet to be compiled, the newspaper said.

The 2016 number marked a more than 100 per cent increase in comparison to 2015, when 8,913 migrants were stopped from entering the country over the course of the whole year.

Despite the overall increase, the newspaper reported that the number of people turned away by police has been going down in recent months.
This is partly due to the fact that Germany’s border controls now only take place at the border to Austria, NOZ said.

Afghan asylum seekers were turned back most often, with 3,695 people affected in 2016 so far. In addition, 2,142 Syrians, 1,794 Iraqis and 1,237 Nigerians have been stopped from entering Germany so far this year.

Despite being part of the control-free Schengen area, Germany decided in November to extend border controls at the German-Austria border until February.

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said that Germany had to take the step until the European Union was able to sufficiently control its external borders.

[Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung]



  1. Big Aunty Koks

    December 28, 2016 at 10:20 PM

    Well, any Nigerian stopped from entering any other country has the option of returning home to Nigeria where his village is sure to receive him …… So nothing spoil!

  2. iron bar

    December 28, 2016 at 10:43 PM

    Good idea..since these vagabonds only come in to ask me who dem be

  3. fifelomo

    December 29, 2016 at 7:00 AM

    No place like home. If you are denied in another country, am sure your country willnt deny you.

  4. D Hunter

    December 29, 2016 at 11:41 AM

    They should return back to enjoy the Change some of them voted for. Why are the runing away now?
    Nigeria sai baba. Abi?

    I take a stroll…

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