General News of Sunday, 1 February 2015
The forty-nine illegal Nigerian immigrants who were picked up in the Volta region on Friday have been repatriated to their home country.
The immigrants mostly Fulanis include 6 men, 18 women and 24 children.
The Volta Regional Minister Helen Ntosu who confirmed the repatriation told Starr News a thorough screening was conducted by a combine-team of medics and security personnel before they were sent back.
The immigrants who claimed to be Fulanis from the Oyo state in Nigeria were travelling to Chinderi, the capital of Krachie-Nchurumu but were deserted with their belongings at the ferry crossing area in Dambai by the driver who drove them from Nigeria.
According to their leader, who holds a Nigerian Voter I.D with the name Atiku Alhaji Adams, they were scheduled to arrive at Chinderi where they will engage in cattle herding.