Immigration Deports 29 Nigerien

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The Lagos State command of the Nigerian Immigration Service on Friday said is arrested seventy-nine suspected illegal immigrants from Niger Republic, out of which 29 were without proper papers for staying in the country.

Parading the suspects, the Unit Supervisor and Deputy Comptroller of Immigration, ECOWAS Section, Abdullahi Azare said the arrests were carried out on Lagos Island and its environs following a tip off.

Twenty nine illegal immigrants without resident papers were immediately repatriated while those with appropriate travel documents were released, despite not presenting themselves to immigration officers on arrival in the country, Mr Azare said.

Azare noted that anyone of ECOWAS origin, who chooses to come to Nigeria, either for business or tourism is welcome anytime, provided they get the necessary documentation from the immigration service.

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