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Immigration Repatriates 47 Illegal Nigeriens From Nigeria

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Posted: Mar 26, 2016 at 5:30 am   /   by   /   comments (1)

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) said it has repatriated no fewer than 47 illegal Nigeriens in Kwara state back to their country.

Briefing reporters Friday in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, the state Comptroller, Mrs. Abimbola Abiodun-Ojo said that the illegal immigrants were arrested from their base in Budo-Sunday-Kinikini, Kaiama local government area of the state.

The comptroller, represented by NIS spokesperson in the state, Adeyemi Adeshola said: “Following a tip off that was made available to us, we sent our men on intelligence gathering. We were able to find out that there are some non-Nigerian residing in Kaiama LG, specifically at Budo-Sunde-Kinikini. We went for a raid and were able to arrest about 47 Nigeriens, nine males, 11 females and 27 minors. They have been repatriated to Niger.

“We went there for the raid and after the raid, we had to do profiling and screening. We actually invited the Department of State Services to join us in the screening. We discovered that they did not have proper documents to reside in the country. They came in through illegal means. That was why we eased them out of the country.

“Their stay in the country was already a threat because it is a threat to the social life in that environment, to our economy and the infrastructure. It is a threat because they did not come in through the appropriate channel or route. With time, if they were allowed to stay there jobless, they can take to crime.