Port Harcourt - The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Rivers said it had repatriated 106 illegal immigrants from the state.
The NIS Comptroller in the state, Mike Longe, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
Longe told NAN that the NIS carried out the exercise in view of the ongoing security challenges confronting the nation.
He said that the affected illegal immigrants were citizens of Ghana, Niger, Cameroon, among other countries.
The comptroller said the command carried out the exercise in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas, and would soon extend its operation to the other local governments.
According to him, all illegal immigrants in the state will soon be fished out and repatriated to their respective countries.
Longe said the presence of illegal immigrants posed a major security challenge to the state.
He said the NIS was committed in its efforts to remove illegal immigrants from all parts of the country.