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.