Minna- The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Niger Command, said on Thursday that it has repatriated 111 illegal immigrants without valid immigration documents from the state.
Aminu Abdulkarim, the NIS Comptroller in charge of the command, made the disclosure in Minna in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said the illegal immigrants were weeded out from the 130 immigrants arrested in various parts of the state this year.
''After screening 130 arrested immigrants, 111 of them were discovered to be illegal immigrants while 19 had valid immigration documents.''
Abdulkarim stated that out of the illegal immigrants, 109 were Nigeriens while two were Malians.
The comptroller explained that 110 were repatriated in April through the various border control posts they entered the country, while one was sent back immediately he was arrested in February.
Abdulkarim explained that the 19 immigrants with valid immigration documents had been released.
According to him, of the 111 illegal aliens are 92 males, 18 females and 20 minors listed together with their parents.
The comptroller said that the immigrants were arrested in Minna, Chanchaga, Bosso, Bida, Agaie and Raffi areas of the state.
He said that aside not producing valid travelling documents, the illegal immigrants had no fixed addresses and no means of sustenance.