Thursday, September 20, 2012

Nigeria deports 150 illegal immigrants

Nigerian Immigration Service, Sokoto state Command has deported over 150 illegal immigrants in the state.

Controller of the state command, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar disclosed this yesterday while speaking on efforts to rid the country of illegal aliens.

"We have a mandate by the Service Headquarters to ensure that all illegal aliens here are sent back to their countries," he stated.

According to him, those who were deported did not have proper document rendering their stay in the state illegal.

"Before you go to a country, you must have legal backing that will enable you to go to that country. If you don't have papers, nobody will allow you into his own country because it will be a breach of protocol," he pointed out.

The Controller noted that the ECOWAS treaty mandated immigrants to acquire proper travel document for easy identification and monitoring while in their host country.

He said the command would not relent in the effort at ridding the state of illegal immigrants.

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