Posted by James Azania, Lokoja | 5 July 2018 | 2,092 times
Illegal immigrants numbering over 100 who were allegedly travelling to Ekiti ahead of next week’s governorship election were yesterday intercepted by officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), in Lokoja, Kogi State.
Unconfirmed sources said that the aliens were intercepted at Banda in Kogi State on Tuesday night by the Navy.
A source at the Kogi State Command of the NIS disclosed that the Navy handed them over to the NIS yesterday.
The source, who craved anonymity, said some of those arrested confessed that they were headed for Ekiti to vote.
They allegedly displayed their voters cards.
Others, however, claimed that they are traders, and were on their way to Okene.
Those intercepted comprised mainly of women and children being conveyed in three trucks.
When The Nation visited the NIS office, their officers said that those intercepted were being interrogated.
The NIS Kogi Command Public Relations Officer, Olasunkami Salami, said they were still profiling the illegal immigrants to know where they were coming from and where they were heading for. (The Nation)
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