Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


100 illegal immigrants repatriated in Kwara

22 January 2014, 14:12

Ilorin - The Kwara  Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has repatriated  more than 100 illegal immigrants who were arrested in December 2013.

The Controller of  Immigration in the state, Nwachukwu Chime, confirmed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.

Chime , who  said the aliens were  from Niger Republic, added that they were nabbed in different locations in Ilorin.

"We have repatriated all of them because they have no business being here," he said.

Chime said the command had received a tip- off from men of the Nigeria Army at Sobi Barracks, Ilorin.

He said no papers were found on the aliens at the time they were rounded up, adding that many of them were coming to Ilorin under the pretext of hawking fruits.

"We have been getting information about the influx of Nigeriens into Kwara State, especially Ilorin under the guise of selling fruits.

“In recent times, it has been so alarming. They have no travel document on them; they have no papers from any company inviting them to Nigeria for employment; they have no defined places of residence.

"Since these people are not Nigerians, we don't want them to stay here and constitute  a security challenge. That is why we rounded them up," he said.

-  NAN


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...