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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Nigeria Immigration Alleges 400 illegal immigrants Resides In Edo State

More than 400 people were on Wednesday captured by Edo State Command of the Nigeria
Immigration Service for claimed unlawful section into the nation. 

The suspects were said to have been captured amid a wipe up exercise which begun at around 4am on Wednesday over the 18 neighborhood government zones of the state.Some of them, who were nabbed in Oredo, Ikpoba-Okha, Esan-West and Uhunmwode areas, had forced their way into Nigeria from neighbouring countries like Niger Republic, Mali and Chad.

Three officers of the agency sustained injuries when they were attacked during the operation.

The State Controller, NIS, Mr David Adi, confirmed the arrest.

Mr. Adi said that the exercise became necessary following intelligence reports that many illegal immigrants had relocated to the state without any means of livelihood.

He said though the citizens of ECOWAS member-countries had the privilege of free movement, such persons should possess the right documents and travel through approved routes.


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