Bolanle contaced No Borders South Wales to ask for help to stop her being forcibly deported to Nigeria on Monday 3rd November on British Airways flight 0075, Heathrow to Lagos at 13:40pm.
She wishes to fight this deportation and needs our support urgently.
Bolanle came to the UK in 2005 after fleeing Nigeria. She is from the state of Zamfara which was the first state in Nigeria to introduce strict Islamic Sharia Law in 2000. Bolanle’s father had arranged for her to be married. However, she was forced to escape from Nigeria after she became pregnant by a different man and was threatened with punishment as she was not married.
Under Zamfara Sharia Law section 126, a woman who has sex outside of marriage will be punished by 100 lashes and one year of imprisonment. If a woman commits adultery she will be sentenced to being stoned to death.
None of the family have had anti-malaria medication, which government guidelines state should be given to those travelling to this region, particularly young children and pregnant women.
What you can do to help
1) Contact British Airways using this model letter, asking that they do not take part in this removal.
- Fax: 020 8759 4314
- Email: email@example.com
- Reservations & general enquiries: 0844 493 0 787 (06:00-20:00 daily)
- Customer Relations: 0844 493 0 787 (Monday-Friday 08:00-18:30)
2) Raise your concern with their Passenger Medical Clearance Unit that Bolanle is not fit to fly due to health complications which meant she was recently hospitalised and the family have not had essential anti-malaria medication:
- Telephone: 020 8738 5444
- Fax: 020 8738 9644
- Email: PMCU.PMCU@BA.COM
3) Contact the Home Secretary using this model letter
- Fax: 020 8760 3132
- Telephone: 020 7035 4848
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org