NIS Apprehends 67 Illegal Immigrants from Niger
The Comptroller of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Niger State Command, Mrs Hornby Amadi Onimin has disclosed that the Special Border Corp a unit of the service that was specially deployed to patrol the Border flanks of the country have apprehended 67 irregular Migrants from Niger Republic.
The illegal migrants were intercepted and refused entry into the country. They have been profiled and will soon be repatriated back to their country.
This arrest came after the directive of Comptroller General of Immigration Muhammad Babandede for proactive measures against illegal migrants.
At recently held strategic meeting with Zonal Coordinators and State Command Comptrollers, Babandede urged formations at the land borders, Airports and Seaports to redouble their efforts in checking influx of strangers into the country.
With the introduction of Community Border Patrol where the community members are engaged in information gathering and sharing to the border patrol operatives of the NIS, a lot of arrests have been made in different parts of the country.
The immigration boss has commended the proactivess of the CIS Hornby and the Special Border Patrol Operatives and urged others to emulate them.
Meanwhile, additional patrol vehicles have been released to formation for their operations.
DCI S. James
SPRO NIS SHQ,
For Comptroller General of Immigration Service.