NIS arrests 128 foreigners attempting to obtain Nigerian ID Cards

The Adamawa State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) last year apprehended 128 foreigners who attempted to acquire the National Identity Card.

The Command Comptroller, Sule Wunti, disclosed this on Wednesday in Yola in a review of the activities of the command for 2016.

Mr. Wunti said those arrested comprised 63 Cameroonians, 31 Chadians, 27 Nigeriens and seven Malians.

He said that the command processed 39 applications for Regularization of Stay, 56 for Combine Expatriate Resident Permit Aliens Card (CERPAC) and 92 for extension of visitor pass in 2016.

“Due to current border closure that affects Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, 20 non-Nigerians were repatriated and three non-Nigerians were refused admission. They are a Cameroonian, a Chinese and Norwegian nationals.”

Mr. Wunti further disclosed that 17 foreigners were currently serving various jail terms in Adamawa prisons.

He said the command lost four staff last year, while 121 staff were promoted.

Mr. Wunti said that the command generated a revenue of over N80 million.

“Despite these modest achievement in the year 2016 the command couldn’t tap its full potential due to some challenges such as inadequate logistics, permanent office structure and accommodation for both senior and junior staff alike.

“However, the command will do its best in offering prompt and efficient service to those in need of our facilities which includes both foreigners and Nigerians alike,” Mr. Wunti said.

He said the state command has one area office, 13 Control Posts and 10 Border Patrol Bases.

Highlight of the briefing was the decoration of some newly promoted officers with their new ranks.


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  • Kenny

    We have alot problem in northern people. Because NIS they have to check all done people very well. Another Africa inside how country free doesn’t have documents. Inside 180, million citizen in Nigeria. I doesn’t believe that alot Nigeria. Why Did they can’t ask all people they want resignation card ID to bring the date of birth first from hospital to check first. Nobody can apply for card ID in Nigeria. FG please find solutions for how citizen. Alot of Africa foreign stay in country doesn’t have documents..

    • Kenny

      FG NIS to check all 36 States in Nigeria Very well to house to house. They NIS will get the trust people stay in Nigeria doesn’t have documents..

    • Baba B

      Sorry my friend could you please interpret this your post for those of us who don’t understand Swahili?

    • Otile

      Are you Abdul(Julius), a Yoruba moslem man who calls himself Julius? I mean both of you sound alike grammatically.

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  • Alex

    Wonder what anyone will be looking for in such a waist land call Nigeria?

    • Rumournaire

      Hopefully, you are not in this “waist” land, but in a “chest” land.