Thursday the 6th of February 2014, was the day,Spanish morroccan border was the place, as Spanish forces released fire on some 200 African immigrants as they where trying to cross the high sea from Morocco into the Spanish border town of Ceuta.
Till today only 14 bodies have been recovered from the water and all of them, forensics show had bullet entrance holes, acquired through gun fire from the spanish authorities.
Describing the action as grave 'inhumanity', the Northern Observatory for Human Rights condemned the shooting as an action that ''violates the international conventions on human rights".
Some of the recovered dead bodies of the African immigrants shot by Spanish Police at the sea while swimming to cross to the border between Morocco and Spain.
On the part of the Nigerian Community in Madrid and Spain, the action has been condemned in the clearest of terms. In a press release after an emergency meeting of the Leaders of the Nigerian Communities in Madrid at the instance of the Nigerian Nationals Association, the President of the Association Comrade Lamptay Oriakhi described the action as a 'premeditated act of wickedness'.
Meanwhile, the secretary of the Association Honorable Precious Onuoha affirmed that a letter has officially been written to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the Nigerian Community's disapproval and call for international justice.
While expressing dismay at the actions of the Spanish police, a cross section of the leaders of the Nigerian communities under the aegis of the Nigerian Communities Leadership Interactive Forum Madrid expressed concern over the high state of corruption in Nigeria as a major factor denying Nigerians employment thereby forcing many into such deadly risk.
The President Comrade Lamptay Oriakhi and the Secretary Honourable Prescious Onuoha used the medium to call on all Nigerian and African communities, high commissions and governments to respond to this act of inhumanity and support its condemnation.