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Thursday, 16 January 2014

PRESS RELEASE ON CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY NORTH CYPRUS

Hon. Abike Dabiri- Erewa

The House committee on Diaspora has drawn the attention of Nigerians to a suspicious move by the authorities of the Cyprus International University, Nicosia North Cyprus, to lure Nigerian Students to their University.

The Committee warned on the dangers of sending Nigerian students to Cyprus International University, Nicosia, North Cyprus, as one Gabriel Soriwe recently died as a student in the University under mysterious circumstances. 

Gabriel Soriwe, 20 years old, was a student of Electrical and Electronics at the Cyprus International Nicosia, North Cyprus. The University alleged that he was knocked down by a female drunk driver in July 17, 2013. The University in connivance with the North Cyprus Police released the driver and shielded her identity from the family. 

Till date there has not been a word of condolence to the family. His corpse was sent as an unaccompanied cargo to the grieving family, without any of his belongings.

The Soriwe family has since buried their son, and has not been reached by the authorities of Cyprus International University four months after, and have expressed pain at the callousness of the University Authorities.

The committee also notes that apart from Soriwe, a Bayelsa born Musician , Stanley Ateimo , was also murdered on August 12, 2013 because of a disagreement he had with a white student over a girl in Nicosia.

The team from Cyprus International University, Nicosia, North Cyprus held a seminar at Rockview Hotel on 14/01/2014 to lure Nigerian Students to their students to their University and they are currently heading to Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Uyo. They left out Benin and Bayelsa because the late Soriwe is from Benin and Stanley is from Bayelsa State. 

From all indications studying in this University, Cyprus International University is not safe in particular, and Nicosia North Cyprus in general is also dangerous for our students...CKN

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