Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Lagos
State command has deported not fewer
than 180 illegal immigrants from different African nations to their various countries.
LEADERSHIP Weekend investigations
revealed that the immigrants were
apprehended from different parts of
Lagos, following incessant threats by
terrorists in some parts of the country.
The controller in charge of Lagos State
command, Comptroller Julius Ogbu said
community leaders from various parts of African nations were told to advise their nationals to go to their countries and obtain all the necessary documents that could qualify them to stay in Nigeria.
Ogbu said, “Few weeks ago we had a
meeting with heads of the non-Nigerian
nationals intimating them on the need to
adhere strictly to the ECOWAS protocol
which requires that non-Nigerians must
come in through the recognised gateways and obtain ECOWAS travel certificate in their countries. By recognised routes, we mean the places where you have immigration, customs and all those security agents who are to screen you and ensure that you have good intentions before you come into the country.