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.