Rauf Adegboyega, the Controller of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), on Wednesday announced that the service has arrested 45 suspected illegal immigrants in Yola, Adamawa State.
Speaking to journalists in Yola, the Controller that the arrest was part of the renewed effort by the command to check illegal entry into the country.
Adegboyega said that the suspects, who allegedly gained entry into the country without valid documents, comprised 36 men and nine women.
“We are not saying that foreigners should not come into the country but when they are coming they should come with their valid documents so that we will be able to identify them” Adegboyega said. “It will make our job of monitoring their activities in the country easier”.
According to him, those apprehended would be repatriated to their countries.
He commended the support received from residents and community leaders in exposing the illegal immigrants, adding that the current security challenges in the country has made it imperative for everyone to be security conscious.
Adegboyega urged the public to be supportive in the fight against terrorism, adding that government and its agencies alone can not guarantee the security of the people.
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