A Nigerian, identified by Kazakh press as “Milli”, has been living in the Aktau airport in Kazakhstan since August 3, according to the Kazakh Telegraph Agency.
“Due to unstable political situation and frequent terror act I intended to leave the motherland. I wanted to get the residence permit in Kazakhstan, earning some money I planned to take my only sister from Nigeria who I left with the neighbors. My parents died in a terror act seven years ago,” he said.
The visa of the young man has expired but has refused to sign the deportation agreement.
Kazakh Customs Service plan to deport him to Nigeria.
He arrived Kazakhstan with a tourist visa and stated his profession as clothes designer.
According to Milli, he recently arrived Astana as a tourist.
“I got acquainted with a local woman and put down relationships with her. Several days after my mate told me my visa was expiring and I had to cross the border to extend it,” he said.
Milli travelled from Astana through the Aktau international airport to Istanbul where he was detained due to the visa expiration.
“He was deported from Istanbul to Kazakhstan. As far is he is not registered here Kazakhstan has no right to keep him here. He may be deported, but he refuses. He refused to sign the deportation documents,” said the airport employee.
According to the representatives of the customs service, Milli will not get the status of a refugee as he violated the rules of foreign citizens stay in Kazakhstan. He had to register within five days but did not do this.
Now he is supposed to come up for a trial and pay a fine.
According to Milli, his accommodation in the Aktau airport is satisfactory. He is accompanied to the canteen and shower. According to the airport employees he has no money and his nutrition is covered by the state. The frontier guards plan to regulate the issue and send him back to Nigeria.