- A lady has shared her bitter travel experience from and how she ended up getting deported
- The lady identified on Twitter as @aloinett said her deportation was a s a result of her Nigerian passport
- She slammed Cape Verde officials and added that she will never beg anyone to let her into their country
A lady has called out Cape Verdian authorities for being applying rules selectively based on passport and race.
The Nigerian lady @aloinett made this statement in a Twitter post on Friday, April 2 as she shared how she and some Nigerians were deported because they possessed Nigerian passports.
In series of tweet detailing her ordeal, she said she had taken a flight to Praia, Cape Verde from Senegal with the intention of visiting the country.
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According to her, things took a different turn on arrival at Praia as she got pulled over, along with about three other Nigerians while other whites were given the nod to proceed.
@aloinett stated that even her black friend with an American passport was cleared to proceed with his journey.
The reasons the airport officials gave for discontinuing them from their journey was due to COVID-19 and when she pestered questioning why others - save them - were let through @aloinett said they told her it's at their discretion.
They decide who stays and who goes. The lady bemoaned who Cape Verde being a West African country will be segregative of its fellow African nation.
While she mentioned that a friend advised her to get a second passport from a 'strong country,' @aloinett said she wasn't going to set foot in any country she wasn't welcomed in.
Her post stirred huge reactions with many knocking Cape Verdian authorities for treating their fellow Africans with disdain, others decried how the Nigerian passport has lost its value in the comity of nations.
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Some others shared their similar travel experiences that had treatment patterns like the deported lady.
"May be you like it or not the Nigerian Passport is not respected around the world.
"In 2016, A Nigerian guy was detained for about 45mins at the Gare du Nord station in Paris all because he had a Nigerian Passport.
"It’s not even about race but the Nigerian passport."
"I was rejected a Japanese visa in China even when I had more money in my account than my Ghanaian friend that applied with me. My Nigerian friends were delayed in a Japanese airport for 5 hours before they were returned back to China."
"Don't blame the country, blame the Nigerian government, they've sold us out to the world people look at Nigerians as s*hit, except those with dual citizenship. A country who doesn't respect its citizens, how do you expect other countries to respect us."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian lady deported from Oman is stranded at the Lagos airport as she she had suffered memory loss.
Daily Trust reported that the 31-year-old lady who is a native of Ondo state was deported from Oman on Friday, March 12.
According to the newspaper, Funmilayo, whose passport number is A10173960, exhibited abnormal behaviour when accosted at the vicinity of the airport.