Immigration arrests 107 illegal immigrants in Borno
The Nigeria Immigration Service in Borno State has arrested 107 illegal immigrants who came into the country without valid travel papers.
Comptroller of the service in the state, Modu Musa, who disclosed this in Maiduguri while parading the immigrants before newsmen, said they were arrested during an exercise last week. Musa added that the arrested immigrants are nationals of Chad and Niger.
He noted that the comptroller general of the service is committed to making the borders more secure, adding that, that was why the state command was provided with patrol vehicles.
“This has re-positioned our staff who have been deployed to strategic locations at various units across the state to carry out our routine job of manning illegal routes,” he said.
He advised the neighbouring countries to strictly adhere to entry condition by ensuring that citizens of their countries wishing to visit Nigeria posses valid travel documents.
He also called on traditional rulers of border communities to assist immigration personnel in exposing illegal immigrants who pass through their villages and towns. Among those arrested were12 women, who were picked up at illegal routes between Borno and Chad, while a few of them were arrested in parts of Maiduguri metropolis.