Illegal immigrants from Niger caught with Nigerian voter cards

The Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, arrested and repatriated 430 illegal immigrants in Jigawa State between January and November 2014, the service said.

The service also said its personnel seized temporary and permanent Nigerian voter cards from nationals of Niger who entered Nigeria illegally.

The Comptroller of the NIS in the Jigawa State, Isa Jere, made the announcement on Saturday in Dutse, the state capital, while parading seven illegal immigrants from Niger and one from Mali.

Mr. Jere said 90 percent of the arrested immigrants were from Niger Republic while others were from Cameroun, Chad and Mali.

According to him, the service has intensified its mop-up operation to get rid of illegal immigrants in the state before the commencement of the 2015 general elections.

“We are committed to repatriating illegal immigrants in our midst because they don’t have right or have any business to participate in our elections” he said.

The comptroller also said that the state’s command had seized 20 voters’ cards from Nigerien immigrants.

He said that 11 out of the 20 were permanent voters’ cards while the remaining were temporary ones.

The NIS chief said that his officers and men were vigilant to prevent foreigners from participating in the forthcoming general elections.

(NAN)


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  • Oleku

    The janjaweeds progressives have started importing their Tuaregs from Mali to enable them rig the elections–and when lose they will order them to go on rampage killing our youth corpers serving their fatherland–these old scallywags are willing to do anything to usurp power at all cost–last general elections babies and Rams thumb printed for Buhari–we are watching

    • endingNaija

      Ole , I have a question for you. I think you are cognitively blind. This news is about Jigawa state. Sule Lamido is the Goodluck Jonathan castrated PDP governor in Jigawa state. So? who is importing thugs (like you have in Ekiti state where by your party -PDP under Fayose in Ekiti state and under Goodluck Jonathan nationally IMPORTED THREE THUGS to sit in the Ekiti assembly and passed a “law”) in Jigawa state where PDP is the ruling party presently? Obviously, your party-PDP- is doing this. This is why I said you are cognitively blind and you cannot see and think. I guess the payment you need to get from Bastard Doyin Okugbe ati Archbishop of Goodluck Jonathan Online Campaign-“Pastor” Reno Omokri motivated you to RUSH to your computer and type nonsense just to pick your pay for the day. Think Ole na Oleku na Omokri.

      • Oleku

        Be rest assured that any attempt for the janjaweeds to rig themselves to power will be resisted proportionally–we can not continue to spoon feed you parasites while you dictate to us who rule and govern my oil resources–not even the e-janjaweedian clowns like yourself can withstand the fire force of the SS&SE should you dare us next year in the event of a secession movement-mumu be warned

        • endingNaija

          Ole , It is obvious that just as your PDP governor in Jigawa-Sule Lamido is a Goodluck Jonathan castrated governor, you also have a castrated mind. So you-PDP- want to divert attention from your importation of thugs to vote in Ekiti state assembly which is the same as your PDP- importation of illegal people to vote in Jigawa? Even if your mind is castrated, we will wake you up so that you-PDP and Goodluck Jonathan see the crimes you commit in Nigeria for the past 6 years. Your- PDP-game is up, start packing from Aso Rock.

          • craig

            My friend, i maintain
            Let the NIS bring an evidence forward.

        • craig

          Are u beating a war drum. It will consume u, ur family and everyone but the politicians that already has an escape route. Plz beat it louder.

          • Garden-City Boy

            Don’t tell us that you are stone deaf….or even pitch-dark blind if you are only just hearing the sounds of war drums. You are not an Alzheimer patient, or are you. Or you should be able to remember the Sultan of Sokoto who, in the middle of the 2012 ISLAMIC BANK insanity, vowed that he and his followers were out to shed the “LAST DROP OF (THEIR) BLOOD” to advance islamic interest and agenda. If that is not saber-rattling or war-drums enough, we wonder what is. I
            Based on your antecedents, I an sure you have not heard those awusas who vow to “make the place ungovernable” and make us “dogs and baboons soaked in blood”. Others plan to call out the almajiri to riot, while others have perfected plans to unleash anarchy with illegitimate parallel governments. But you come out here to lie to yourself about “beating war drums”. You can bet it that the intensity of the beat is nowhere close to a crescendo at this time. You want to see your ear doctor?

          • craig

            Another jobless militant set on the loose.

        • endingNaija

          It is obvious that you- are cognitively blind. And this explains the poverty of ideas in Aso Rock under president Goodluck Jonathan. This news is about your party and the govt your party-PDP- formed in Jigawa under the Jonathan castrated gov called Sule Lamido. You-PDP- imported thugs to Ekiti assembly. You are importing Illegals again to vote. Your party’s criminality is endless. Since you cannot see this, it is obvious you are cognitively blind.

        • temmy

          dey fyt say make ur pikin dey 4 power were u no reciv 1kobo 4rm him…………
          d worst part is d@ all dis politicians would run 2 yanke if war is to break out nd fools lyk u wuld bear d brunt …

  • Rommel

    Good,more grease

  • craig

    The question I expect everyone to ask is, where are the people arrested. So no pix was taken. Where are the copies of voter’s cards? Armed robbers and all sorts of criminals when arrested are paraded. This is an a serious issue of national concern and only reports and pix of immigration officers are on display? Plz, the government at the centre shld stop all these childish attempts to hoodwink sympathy from prospective voters. It’s not working. When they have nothing to show to the electorates as reason why they shld return to power, they seek gutter politics. Nonsense!!!

    • growthengine

      Why are you so paranoid, under age voters and illegal alien voters have always been an issue in the north, Buharis 12 million votes in 2011, 30% were underage. If you like believe it or don’t, the report is there, you can confirm yourself with little investigation on the NIS website or contact Isa Jere himself.

      • craig

        Must u insult me? U must be mad or probably retarded. Why can’t u this idiots of this retarded president just have some level of tolerance? Yoi av done more damage than good to this man. What is wrong in asking for this people to be paraded? Is there any secret to that? Almost 2 month now that DSS raided APC DATA CENTRE on Ikeja, till now, no evidence of there action. Where on earth wld pple be caught and arrested with such gtave crimonality, especially with the current tension in the political clime and all u dois parade officers of that offixe and no pictorial evidence to back up theire claims. Going back to d report of under-age voting it in the North, it is still pn youtube? The ballot papers shows they were voting PDP in 2011 and that was President GEJ. Get ur facts right. pictures and videos are the last line of evidence in contestual cases. PDP rigged the election for GEJ in 2011 even though majority still voted him. By now, i expect all of u GEJ apologies to start mending fences and not to abuse any1 fpr just making an observation known. Its few Weeks away. Rubbish!!!

        • growthengine

          Paranoid is not an insult, I cannot even count the insults in your reply, to me, and every one you assume is supporting the retarded president. No one insulted you. But if you will only believe a report when you see pictures, then I guess you do not believe over 200 girls were abducted from Chibok. That’s why I said you are paranoid, your mind is closed to this govt, nothing they will do will ever satisfy you, every action at any level of govt, is seen as attempt to hoodwink voters. So NIS should stop doing their job, so as not to hoodwink voters and that describes the APC politics as well, they are only interested in grabbing power at the centre. They pounce on anything and politicize it. See how you connected immigration work to hoodwinking voters, that’s paranoid. Have you not read reports from APC states without pictures, and did you believe them or not?

          • craig

            Oh plzzz. U r not even fot to talk to me if u say ‘paranoid’is not an insult. Been paranoidal is bn cpnfused and angry over nothing. In my case, i made an observation, amd i expected a reasonanle Nigerian to reason in that line for tha sake of clarity. But u went ranting on false allegations and insult on my post. Plz, i dnt av time for this kind of back amd forth post. If u dnt see any sense in my observation, u cld av ignored like many others.

          • craig

            U sound very terrible. Its NIS now a political party? So why the comparism with APC states. I tot they were working for Nigeria and not a particular party. And if u are talking about Jigawa state, bn a pdp state, its not the state that reported this piece but NIS. So plz am done with this abeg. Thank u!!!

          • growthengine

            You are right, you deserve to be ignored.

    • Otile

      If they do what you are asking them to do perhaps Sultan and Buhari will protest that the government is parading and harassing Muslims.

      • craig

        Pz stop giving excuse fpr propagandas. The NIS is working in the interest of the nation. Niger citizens are not Nigerians so nobody can say anything. And what about the DSS APC data centre raid. Buhari will talk again. Oh plzzzzz

        • Otile

          They know that these are Muslims invited to vote for Islamic APC. Are you going to tell me they are steaming in to vote for Jonathan? Oh plzzzzz

  • Dankasa

    May be the Officers are looking for promotion that’s why they could not parade the suspect or is this because the State is PDP and they came to help the Governor who just yesterday bragged that he will do whatever he can to make sure Johnathan is reelected in Jigawa comes 2015? Recalculate again, this can not hold water ooO!

  • Yusuf

    How much does it cost a serious country to have effective border control? countries with problematic neighbors normally build physical walls around their border with effective patrols

  • emmanuel

    The PDP needs to work very hard.

    The reason why Lagos State eased the Okada tbi.g lately, is to make the migratnts from Niger, Mali, Chad and Cameroun vote.

    They have put plans in place to use them shore up votes for the APC. I learnt Apapa is one of the catchment area and I wish Jimi Agbaje will work hatd to frustrate it in his apapa home base. This is one of the reasons why Buhari is strongly against National Identity card scheme

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    This explains why Buhari had openly opposed any attempt to introduce ID cards in Nigeria he has consistently promised his followers in the Sharia states that he will cancel all efforts made in that direction .
    Buhari would very much like the present fake population figures to hold sway,he would also want Chadians,Cameroonians,Nigeriens to keep boosting his votes as well as BH numbers as the case may be !!

    • endingNaija

      Reno Tawanda Omokri, can you kindly recall the THREE THUGS your party-PDP-imported to Ekit state house of assembly to vote? These THREE THUGS are not members of the assembly yet the PDP imported them to vote along the other 7 PDPig members. My questions to you are: Do these THREE THUGS your party imported to ekiti assembly have ID cards? What are their names? Can you tell us please? That will help. Thanks Reno.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        You must recollect that during the last elections at Anambra, more than 200 well armed and dangerous APC killer thugs equipped with voters cards were intercepted by security agencies at Owerri on their way from Oshun state to create the usual APC mayhem.
        They were just passing the night in Rochas’ state before they were caught but you are here blabing about 3 phantom thugs !

        • endingNaija

          Pastor Reno Omokri na Tawanda answer my question: Give us the names of the THREE THUGS your party imported to Ekiti state house of assembly? Do they have ID cards. Answer Reno Omokri and stop playing.

      • emmanuel

        Confam.

        Yojr position here confirms that the APC will stop at noting to win the 2015 election, including imports from the neighbouring countries.

        We shall meet at the polls.

        • endingNaija

          emmanuel Na “Pastor” Reno Omokri na Tawanda you are supposed to be a “Christian” running a “christian” campaign for your “christian” candidate- President Donothing Goodluck Jonathan Nebuchadnezzar, does the THREE THUGS your party PDP imported to Ekiti state house ofassembly to VOTE have ID cards? What are their names. It seems using THUGS to vote and using your party man and Boko Haram sponsor Modu Sheriff of Borno state, Boko Haram, Nigeria and Chad to import illegals across the borders to vote and inflict Boko Haram terrorism on us is your party’s PDP major contribution to Nigeria. So Archbishop of Goodluck Jonathan online Campaign-Reno Omokri when will your party REDEEM THE TRUTH and tell us the names of the THREE THUGS you imported into Ekiti assembly to vote? Me I dey laaf dey expect Christmas sha! Yeye man, pretender! Think say people no know am!

  • Garden-City Boy

    Power-obsessed awusa APC-JANJAWEED will stop a nothing to award the presidency to their combative northern candidate. Should they play any dirty tricks, hyenas and donkeys will be soaked in blood.

    • temmy

      so u ready too fyt bcus of election……….wen no b say jona go remember u if u die 4 him

  • MUSA_USMAN

    This is the figure of those caught. Imagine the number that were not caught. This is to tell Nigerians that the 2015 election has been rigged by APC. They want to do everything at their reach to get power. They will fail. Let them go on importing Niger nationals to vote for them. Boko Haram party.

    • temmy

      u planned d rigging with apc abi…….cus i wonder ow u no dey r d ones involved
      in btw we av lots of niger illegal immigrant living here in nigeria long before now

  • baeniang

    Nigerians want to know and so I ask Comptroller Isa Jere and the Comptroller General if foreigners’ illegal entry into Nigeria, then being caught with voters cards is criminal offence? If the answer is in the affirmative, then the action that should follow is their prosecution, then deportation after serving jail term. The duty/responsibility of the Immigration Service should include (but not be limited to “preventing foreigners from participating in our elections”) successful prosecution of illegal immigrants who commit various offences such as theft, fraud, criminal conversion of our citizens properties, impersonation as in my personal experience. I reported to the immigration Service that when Police Detectives and I went to serve invitation letters to Indian nationals at Ikoyi Crescent, security officials there told us that there were 2000 Indian nationals living there with fake identities! I asked the Immigration Service to investigate the allegation but nothing was done about this huge threat to our national security! If criminal allegations against 2000 Indian nationals cannot be investigated, then why the drama about a few African nationals?? Needless to say, the Indian national I complained to the Immigration Service about were invited but refused to attend the invitation and instead sent their “consultant”! Can any Nigerian try that in India and get away with that and criminal offence? The Immigration Service must be bold and enforce the law regardless of which foreign national is involved. Afterall, what we are talking about is securing the interest of our country, the safety of citizens’ lives and their property. This is primary purpose of Government anywhere in the world. Correct me, if I am wrong!

  • the_adviser

    The question that puzzles me is why are southern borders heavily policed and northern borders left open? We don’t even know the population of the country. It is easy to collate results from returns to state governments like number of children in schools, number of govt employees, no of farmers with access to fertilisers, no of almajiris, no of market women paying for stalls etc but we are mentally lazy to do that.