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Nigerian Immigration Arrests 280 Illegal Immigrants in Adamawa


Agabus Pwanagba, Jos – Ahead of the 2015 general elections and in its efforts to rid the nation of illegal immigrants, the Nigeria Immigration Service in Adamawa State said it has arrested 280 illegal aliens in the State.

The State Comptroller of the Service, Ubi Ikpi, while parading the suspects in Yola, Wednesday, said the arrest was part of the Command’s renewed effort to rid the border State of illegal aliens and enhance security.

Ikpi said, “It is pertinent we rid Adamawa State of miscreants because it is very possible they can compound the security situation in the country since the neither have valid papers nor did they have identifiable places of abode.

The NIS Boss further explained that those arrested were from neighbouring countries, adding that they would be documented and screened for subsequent deportation.

The comptroller urged more support and cooperation of the public particularly community leaders in identifying and reporting illegal aliens and criminals in the society to the authorities.

Ikpi also lauded the working synergy among the various security outfits in the state and urged for its sustenance to ensure adequate security in the State.


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