The Nigeria Immigration Service’s (NIS) Ogun State Command apprehended 33 illegal migrants from two locations in the state’s Odeda Local Government Area.
Yakubu Jibrin, the state Controller of Immigration, told reporters at the command’s office along the Presidential Boulevard in the state capital that the suspects lack valid travel documents and have no means of support.
While urging the general public to be more vigilant, particularly in light of the country’s current security situation, he promised that the suspects would be repatriated to their countries of origin after due consultations with their respective governments.
NIS locates 33 illegal migrants
He said, “After receiving that information on the 7th of November I decided to send my people there for surveillance which they did for some days to confirm that information and luckily for us on Wednesday, we struck the two locations that was assumed to be occupied by these people and we were able to apprehend 33 of them, we brought them here to this Command and we have started profiling them.
“After profiling them, we discovered that out of 33 of the, 32 are Chadian nationals while only one of them is a Togolese.
“We tried to find out why these people are here and also from the same country and they told us that they were invited to do networking business.
“We tried to see the type of product this Togolese whom they claimed recruited them for business does and to be frank he cannot show us anything.”