Nigeria Immigration Seizes 452 PVCs, ID Cards From Niger Republic Nationals

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452 Permanent Voter Cards have been intercepted around the border area with the Republic of Niger, according to the Nigeria Immigration Service.

The State Comptroller of Immigration Service, Mr Yunusa Aliyu, told newsmen that 66 PVCs, 33 temporary voter cards, 271 old and 69 new national identity cards were among the seized documents.

He revealed that the documents were seized by officers attached to Tureta checkpoint on the Sokoto-Gusau road.

“The suspected car snatchers were stopped for a routine search by the officers but they refused to stop. They fled.

“The officers pursued them and the suspects abandoned the vehicle and fled, although no suspect was arrested,” he explained.

He further said, “It is extremely difficult to differentiate between the Hausa from northern Nigeria and those from the neighbouring Niger Republic,” adding that this could be the reason why the PVCs, which were supposed to be issued to bonafide Nigerians were allegedly given to non-Nigerians.

Asides the PVCs, other items recovered included a local government identification card and 12 birth certificates.

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