Nigeria deports 500 illegal immigrants from Kebbi

The Nigeria immigration Service in Kebbi has deported 500 illegal immigrants as part of security measures ahead of the forthcoming general elections.

The Comptroller of the service in the state, Abdullahi Salahu, told journalists in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday that the arrest and deportation of illegal immigrants would be a continuous exercise.

He said the exercise followed the directives of the Controller-General of the service, David Paradang.

He said the service would ensure that foreigners did not partake in the elections.

“During the mop-up operation 47 National Identity cards; 16 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs); 53 Temporary Voter Cards and three Court Affidavits were impounded from the illegal immigrants,” he said.

He said the deported illegal immigrants were from the Niger Republic, Benin Republic ,Mali, Ghana and Togo.


Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: To place a text-based advert here. Call Willie - +2347088095401

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.