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10-15-2016, 03:21 PM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said authorities will send back most Nigerian asylum seekers.

According a report on Saturday in the Local, an English-language German news website, Merkel said her government will support the African country’s fight against Boko Haram. However, Germany is unable to grant all Nigirians, claiming to be fleeing the militant group, international protection because “we presume that most of them came for economic reasons,” unlike Syrians or Iraqis that are fleeing war zones.

At a joint press conference with Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari on Friday, when she completed her tour of Mali, Niger and Ethiopia, Merkel said: “I think we will need to take a vastly greater interest in the destiny of Africa,” according to The Local