Pinnacle Sociology & Anthropology

August 2016, Vol.2 (3).

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Research Article


Deportation Of Igbos In Nigeria: The Constitutional Implications

Iguh, Amaka Adaora

Lecturer, Faculty Of Law,
Nnamdi Azikiwe University,
Awka, Nigeria.

Accepted 1 August, 2016; Available Online 15 August, 2016.


On 24th day of July, 2013 seventy two (72) Igbos/Lagosians were deported from Lagos State to the Upper Iweka area of Onitsha, Anambra State in South East of Nigeria by 3am by the Lagos State Government for no known offence in law. The said citizens of Nigeria who are from the IGBO race were deported from a State in Nigeria to their own region (Eastern Region) irrespective of the State they come from for no just cause. The researcher will in this article xray the propriety or otherwise of the said deportation of the Igbo citizens in their own Country viz a vie the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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