In an exclusive DW interview, Geoffrey Onyeama confirmed that his country will work with Europe to stem the flow of migrants. Asked about the fate of those captured by Boko Haram, he called it a 'priority' to get all hostages back alive.
Many refugees experience disappointment when they arrive in the EU - or even before they reach European shores. A UN program helps to reintegrate them in their countries of origins - if they choose to return voluntarily.
During the G-7 summit in Sicily, Donald Trump showed no interest in the refugee crisis. Now Italy is threatening to close its harbors to NGOs carrying refugees. The political pressure is becoming too great.
Almost 40,000 Nigerians entered the EU illegally last year. Others only got as far as Libya - some of whom are now back in Nigeria, where they are trying to recover from their harrowing experiences.
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has pledged 4.2 million euros to help in the fight against Boko Haram militants. But her West African tour stalled on Sunday after her airplane experienced computer problems.
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