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NIS warns illegal immigrants against returning to Nigeria

07 July 2013, 08:04

Kaduna - The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has warned deportees not to return to the country without valid document.

The NIS Comptroller, Alhaji Yarima Hamman, gave the warning when he presented 41 illegal immigrants arrested by the command to newsmen in Kaduna on Saturday.

Hamman said that NIS had put measures to fish them out, noting the service had captured the biometric data of the illegal immigrants.

He stressed need for foreigners entering to the country to seek and secure valid documents, adding: "Nigeria will not allow anybody without valid documents to stay in the country’’.

The comptroller said the suspected aliens were arrested at Gidanmallam, Maigatari Rijana and inside the state capital, adding that they would be repatriated to their countries.

One of the suspected alien, Lawani Musa from Niger Republic, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that "I came to Nigeria to learn how to bake bread.

"I really regret coming to the country without document,’’ he said.

Also, Hamidu Haladu, another suspects from Niger Republic, said he would advice his people to secure valid documents before travelling to any country.



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