Abuja - The Nigeria Immigration Service said it prevented no fewer than 4 916 Nigerians from travelling out of the country between January and March, 2015, Punch reports.
The Nigerians were suspected to be on their way to join international terrorist organisations, including the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq and the Taliban, sources within the NIS confided in our correspondent.
The NIS also said that 758 Nigerians were refused entry abroad while 1 368 others were deported within the period.
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Also, it said 12 152 foreigners were refused entry into Nigeria because they had no genuine reasons for visiting the country.
For the whole of 2014, the NIS prevented 18 555 Nigerians from leaving the country, according to passenger movement returns obtained from the service.
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