Nigerian family faces deportation from Canada .
The Canadian government is set to deport a Nigerian family five who claimed they fled to the country out of fear that their daughter would be subjected to female genital mutilation.
CBC.Ca reports that Rasheedat Bakare, her husbAfeez, son Faaiq daughter Faiqah all fled Nigeria arrived in Canada in 2017. The family’s youngest daughter, Farhana, was born in Canada in 2018.
However, they were denied refugee status on Thursday were told to leave the country 3 p.m. on Friday. Speaking to CBC, the wife said: “My children’s life, my husband’s life is at risk.
We ran away because they wanted to circumcise my bagirl — the one I brought from Nigeria. When I got to Canada, I had another bagirl. Currently, I’m pregnant with another bagirl. Now I’ll have three bagirls all of their lives are going to be at risk.”
On Friday afternoon, after Rasheedat — who is approximately five months pregnant — collapsed was rushed to hospital, the government issued a temporary delay on the deportation order.
Afeez Bakare said he’s not sure when he his family will be required to leave. He said: “I don’t want my life my family to be in danger. My wife is in a state where she is restless, she cannot do anything.” : Rozenn Nicolle/Radio-Canada, CBC