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Britain, Nigeria sign new deal to tackle illegal mirgation

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Britain said on Thursday that it has agreed a new deal with Nigeria that would see them work together to tackle illegal migration and speed up the removal of foreign criminals.

The government, which has faced criticism for its recently-announced partnership with Rwanda to send asylum seekers to the East African country, said that the agreement with Nigeria would also promote “shared bilateral economic interests.”

UK secretary of state for the home department, Priti Patel, in a tweet on Thursday, announced the signing of an agreement with Nigeria on tackling illegal migration.

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She noted that the decision of both countries will help to discourage the migration of “dangerous foreign criminals” to the UK.

“Our new landmark agreement with Nigeria will increase the deportation of dangerous foreign criminals to make our streets & country safer,” she posted.

“And take the fight to the criminal people smugglers together to tackle illegal migration.

“Our #NewPlanForImmigration in action.”

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