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Date set for family's deportation
Yarlswood Detention Centre
Mrs Adefowoju is being held at Yarl's Wood detention centre
A Nigerian woman who had made her home in east Belfast has been told she is to be deported on Monday.

Comfort Adefowoju, who has four young children, is currently being held at a detention centre in England.

She had won two last-minute reprieves after a campaign was launched and local politicians intervened on her behalf.

Mrs Adefowoju and her family fled Nigeria two years ago. Two months ago, they were told they faced deportation under Home Office regulations.

South Belfast Alliance assembly member Anna Lo said deportation would be devastating for the family.

"I am disgusted at the Home Office for their total lack of compassion," she said.

"Comfort and her family are valued members of the community in east Belfast. East Belfast is their home and their lives could be in real danger if they are forced to return to Nigeria."



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