Here is another heart rending story of how our country treats asylum seekers that have fled to Britain in the belief that here they may be free from the persecution they suffered in their home country- only to find that they are treated just as badly here. Ubaka was due to be deported back to Nigeria yesterday, but was not sent because his children refused to cooperate with the authorities. They don’t want their dad to be sent back to the land where he has already been shot for speaking out for human rights.Here is Ubaka’s story in his own words.
Stephanie 12, Desmond 11 and Raphael 6, refuse to leave Yarl’s Wood
Fortunately we were not removed yesterday cos the children refused to be removed as Desmond was terrified went into tears and went under the bed refusing to be pulled out, after several persuasion and trial by the detention officer to pull him out. The immigration officer told him that she will be back in couple of days with another date of removal. Stephanie since after she harmed herself by incision on her wrist she is right has ever been under suicide watch by the detention officers. As the day goes by I see my daughter completely diminishing lost her mind she has refused to talk to neither any body not eating nor a drink of water. The detention offers has arranged for Stephanie to see the doctor but she has also refused to see the doctor she is just covering her head with duvet. She is in great fear of returning to a country where she has no life, where her father was shot, where she has been brutalised as she witnessed many torture, a country where we have watched our heads.
Please help!! This mental torture is slowly killing my daughter, her siblings Desmond 11yrs and Raphael 6yrs are so sad that they run under the bed when they hear a knock at the door, she still says she will kill herself, she is devastated I can’t seem to calm her down she has not used the tooth brush since we arrive Yarl wood and she has looks as if she is waken up from sleep all the time, her the condition remains the same the security officials have changed shifts overnight to ensure she does not proceed to suicide. I am loosing it Please help! Some one help!!!
Thank You all,
Ubaka K. Nwose
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