Nigeria: Exodus of the Unwanted

By land, sea and air, expelled aliens head for home and harder times

On the cab of a battered and overloaded Toyota van waiting at the border between Nigeria and neighboring Benin was the unintentionally ironic sign NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT. The statement was all too true for the score of Ghanaians packed inside, and for as many as 800,000 of their countrymen who had suddenly been ordered to leave Nigeria. By truck, boat and plane, they streamed out of the country last week, carrying what possessions they could. Many of them were hungry...

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