Nigeria repatriates 18 immigrants

The Nigeria Immigration Service in Niger State says it has repatriated 18 immigrants to the Republic of Niger.

No valid document
The immigrants were repatriated because they did not have valid documents to back their presence and that constituted security threat to the residents of the state.

The Comptroller of Immigration Service in the state, Mrs Tamuno Adedeji stated this in Minna, the state capital, on Saturday.

She explained that “the service and Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development provided vehicles for the transportation of the illegal immigrants to Zangon Daura, a border post in Katsina State.’’

“The immigrants were handed over to the Niger Republic Immigration officers at the border post,’’ Mrs Adedeji stated.

Proactive security measures
The comptroller said that the command would continue to adopt proactive security measures to ensure the safety of all residents of the state.

She added that more personnel had been deployed in Babana border post to prevent illegal immigrants from the Republic of Benin from coming into the country.

NAN/Mercy Chukwudiebere