FG Enhances Border Surveillance After Deporting 22,000 Illegal Immigrants

The Federal Government had repatriated more than 22,000 illegal immigrants from the country to after it was discovered that some of the activities of insurgents were directed by some illegal immigrants. This informations was revealed by the the Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, in Kano while inspecting some facilities under his Ministry, on Friday, August 23.

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“Just yesterday, 18 of such aliens were repatriated from Bauchi State. The only alternative for us is repatriating them since they cannot regularize their stay,” Minister said.

The immigrants were sent to Niger Republic, Cameroun and Chad.

Mr Mobo stated that anyone found without relevant documents would be repatriated.

“The ministry has, in collaboration with the National Boundary Commission, established legally-recognized routes in the country.“We have identified 84 of such legal routes and deployed many personnel, especially in the northern flanks, where insurgency has become rampant and the tendency to move across the borders is high,” he said.

The Minister further disclosed that the FG will enhance surveillance on the border, and it has started to acquire appropriate technologies for this purpose.

“We are also in the process of acquiring new operational patrol vehicles to enhance security at the various borders. We believe that a combination of electronic surveillance and human component, will secure the borders,” Mr Moro said.

Besides, the Minister said he had discussed with the Kano State governor, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, on the possibility of relocating Kano Central Prison.

Source: Nigerian Telegraph

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