By Ahmad Deedat Zakari
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM ) has warned Nigerian students against travelling to Northern Cyprus for education.
NIDCOM’s Chairperson, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said this at a ministerial briefing in Abuja on Thursday, August 25, 2022.
According to Dabiri-Erewa, Northern Cyprus is not recognised by the UN and a lot of Nigerian students have been murdered in the country.
“There have been a lot of problems in Northern Cyprus; we have youths come to tell us, please tell everybody to stop going to Northern Cyprus.
“We did that sometime ago and we were challenged at what rights we had to tell people not to go to Northern Cyprus.
“I say it again; if you have to go to Northern Cyprus, think twice about it; no fewer than 20 students have been killed over the years and nothing has happened to the assailants.
“Students who had gone there earlier came to tell us that they had to embark on an awareness campaign. Don’t go to these places; Northern Cyprus is recognised only by Turkey,’ she lamented.