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No agreement was signed to extradite Turkish nationals, says FG

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No agreement was signed to extradite Turkish nationals, says FG

The Federal government has described as malicious, reports that it had agreed to extradite 1000 Turkish citizens over terrorism.

As a fallout of President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent trip to Turkey for the D8 Summit, the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, had been quoted in some reports as saying President Buhari had assured President Erdogan of Turkey that Nigeria would not allow its grounds to be used to breed terrorists or any group seeing to destabilize Turkey.

Onyeama, according to the reports, was also alleged to have said that the Turkish government requested for the extradition of its nationals who have been granted asylum in Nigeria and for the closure of some schools and hospitals established by the Gülen Movement in Nigeria and labelled as a terrorists organisations.

Totally untrue: According to Onyeama, in a statement via his media aide, Sarah Sanda on Monday, no such agreement was reached to extradite foreign nationals and every legal immigrant in Nigeria has no cause to worry.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Ministry wishes to state in clear terms that, no such agreement was entered into. Every individual, of whatever nationality, legally residing in Nigeria is guaranteed full protection under Nigerian and international laws,” the statement read.

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