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103 illegal immigrants arrested in Kaduna

27 May 2013, 16:56

Kaduna-  The Kaduna State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service, has arrested 103 suspected illegal immigrants living in the state.

The Controller, Yerima Hamman told newsmen on Monday in Kaduna that the suspects were arrested on Sunday.

According to him, 25 of the immigrants were arrested in Kachia, 59 in Kaduna North and 17 in Zaria local government areas.

He said three of those arrested were Ghanaians teaching at a school in Zaria without proper documentation.

Hamman said the other suspects were from Niger Republic and would be repatriated "this evening" .

The controller urged the Federal Government to provide the service with more vehicles and communication equipment to enable it meet the challenges of policing the border posts.

He further called for the revival of air border patrols to comb to help rid the nation of illegal aliens, noting that some of the current security challenges in the country were attributed to the activities of the aliens.

Hamman advised Nigerians not to engage people from neighbouring countries without valid documents as provided under the ECOWAS protocol.

One of the suspects, Ahmed Salisu, a Ghanaian, said he had been in Nigeria for seven years and was teaching at the school where he was arrested.

He pleaded with the authorities to allow him regularise his document.


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