The Niger State command of the Nigeria Immigration Service has deported about 500 persons this year.
Nine Nigeriens have been deported by the Niger State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service.
This was disclosed by the Comptroller of the command, Aminu Abdulkarim, on Saturday in Minna.
“We arrested nine Nigeriens on Sept. 11, 2012; right now they are on their way back to their country,” Mr. Abdulkarim said. “They constitute nuisance to members of the public because they do not have any source of livelihood.”
The Immigration boss said the claim by the deportees that they were water vendors was just a cover up and not true. He said investigations
revealed that the deportees entered the country through Zango-Daura in Katsina state.
Mr. Abdulkarim said that the exercise of checking illegal immigrants is a continuous one and called on the Niger State government to support the command financially.
The command has so far deported 400 illegal immigrants, mainly Nigeriens. Some Ghanaians and Beninoise have also been deported from
the state between January and September 2012.