Naija Daily Facts
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
NIS arrests 145 illegal immigrants
in Oyo State has
145 illegal immigrants in
The state Comptroller of Immigration, Mr. James Esan, stated this while addressing journalists in Ibadan on Sunday.
Esan, who said the immigrants would be repatriated, noted that they were among the 500 persons arrested in Egbeda, Ido and Akinyele local
of the state.
Those to be repatriated are 80 Nigeriens, 15 Beninoise, 16 Togolese and four Ghanians.
The Comptroller said aside the 145 persons that would be repatriated, 30 others, who came into the country through recognised entry points, were alsoarrested.
Meanwhile, the Katsina State
of the Nigeria Immigration Service on Monday said it had repatriated 414 illegal immigrants in the last 10 days.
The NIS Comptroller, Alhaji Umar Bulama, said this at a briefing in Katsina.
The repatriation, he said, was carried
from June 12 to 23, adding that those deported were mostly from Niger Republic.
According to him, the 30 immigrants will be registered before they are released.
Esan said, “You come into
and through unapproved routes. This means you are here for a cause that may be injurious to our security.
“I want to appeal to Nigerians having these people in their houses to
anyone, who does not have any form of registration with immigration”.
The state NIS spokesman, Mr. Kazeem Shodipe, said the routine raids would
He added, “While we may not be able to stop anyone with an honest purpose from entering the country, we also need to be on the alert in ensuring safety for all”.
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