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Squirrel Killing: Know UK laws before arriving, Mayor tells Nigerian youths

Squirrel Killing: Know UK laws before arriving, Mayor tells Nigerian youths

Michael Situ, Mayor of Southwark, London, has emphasized the importance of Nigerians, especially youths and students, being well-informed about the laws of the United Kingdom (UK) before their arrival.

In a recent meeting with Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Situ expressed concerns about recent incidents, including alleged sexual assaults and other infractions involving Nigerian students in the UK.

He highlighted the significance of cultural awareness, emphasizing that actions considered innocuous in their home country might have serious consequences in the new environment.

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During the meeting, Abike Dabiri-Erewa proposed regular briefings and interactions for newcomers, particularly students, to facilitate a smoother transition into UK society and help them avoid legal issues.

She stressed the need for good behavior and respect for the laws of the host country, encouraging a proactive approach to prevent future incidents.

The call for vigilance comes in the wake of reported cases, including alleged sexual assaults and a peculiar incident where a Nigerian was accused of killing a squirrel.

Authorities hope that increased awareness and cultural understanding will contribute to a safer and more harmonious experience for Nigerian individuals settling in the UK.