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Five Nigerians relocated

Five of the 90 Nigerian students who were staying at Casa Grande Hotel in St Philip have been relocated to another local facility because of concerns about their safety.

A top official close to the now terminated Delta State Youth Empowerment Programme for Barbados, said the five – who recently went to the media accusing fellow students of orchestrating complaints – were taken to another hotel to protect them from some of the other Nigerians who were allegedly intimidating and even beating them.

The source told Barbados TODAY that accusations of theft had also been made against one of the five and police are now investigating the alleged theft of US$800. The Nigerian government is currently finalizing plans to get all the students back home.

10 Responses to Five Nigerians relocated

  1. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley February 12, 2015 at 10:20 pm


  2. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince February 12, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    This is such ‘hogwash’.

  3. Cheryl A Rollins
    Cheryl A Rollins February 12, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    What are they seeking now??? Exile, Asylum?? What?

  4. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes February 12, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    If the program has been terminated, why are they still in Barbados?

  5. kelvin February 12, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    another two have been relocated today again.i want to ask re they been beaten also.please be wise they are only running because of their evil plans to deceive people.can any of them prove who beat them or show to the world where they were hit.

  6. Joseph Harding
    Joseph Harding February 12, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    They are showing their true colours

  7. kathy-Ann Clarke February 13, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Wait, I am confused. I thought the program was terminated with immediate effect, so, I did not know they were still here. And this other hotel was always available?? How comes, there is room to accomodate them now???

  8. brerlou February 13, 2015 at 8:16 am

    With unanswered questions about financial dealings and controls hanging around the whole scheme, do we really want to be overwhelmed by Nigerian politics, and business impropriety here in Barbados, at this time?

  9. Aldo February 13, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Why are the citizens of Barbados so hard on these people,when we have bajans living all over the world what goes around comes around.

  10. Maxine Hutchinson February 13, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Aido, “places all over the world” inclusive of Nigeria have human and natural resources. Barbados had its people, the sea and the sand. Those students started on the wrong foot, they cannot not try to land on the right one.

    The group who spoke of the untruths told by the others seemed to have done so with the hope that they would not have to go home [to face the peril that is inflicted on their people by Boko Haram]. They have now called for assistance in respect of their “safety”.

    It would be good for all of them to go home together and iron out their difficulties with one another there – we don’t need that added drama in Barbados.

    Again, the plan to have them here in Barbados seemed to have begun on the wrong foot and that was how it would have ended eventually.


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