JALINGO – The Taraba Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has repatriated 11 nationals of the Niger Republic who were residing in the state illegally.
The NIS State Comptroller, Mr Habibu Haruna, disclosed this at a news briefing in Jalingo.
Haruna said the immigrants were arrested because they entered into the Takum axis of the state without valid travelling documents.
He said the aliens did not have the required travelling documents as stipulated by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The comptroller, who was represented by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Solomon Gisilambe, said that the presence of the foreigners raised fears amongst residents of Takum.
He said though the immigrants were not found with any incriminating materials, the command still had to repatriate them because they came in through illegal routes.
According to Haruna, the immigrants were repatriated to their country through the Jibia border in Katsina State.