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Immigration Arrest 77 Foreigners In Bauchi

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PIC.20.  FROM LEFT:  GOC 3RD  DIVISION JOS,  MAJ.-GEN. ADAMU MARWA, BAUCHI STATE GOV.  ISA YUGUDA, AND  NEW COMMANDANT OF NIGERIAN ARMY AMOURED CORPS BAUCHI, MAJ.-GEN.JACK NWAOGBO DURING THEIR COURTESY VISIT TO THE GOVERNOR IN BAUCHI ON THURSDAY (22/9/11).

Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service in Bauchi, Mr. Ejukwule Usman, has said about 77 foreigners without valid documents have been arrested by the command in the state.

The foreigners were said to be nationals of Cameroon, Chad and Niger Republic.

Speaking to newsmen while parading them in Bauchi on Tuesday, the comptroller said the foreigners were apprehended in various locations across the state. He said the security situation in the state had necessitated the need to deport all such illegal aliens.

Mr. Ejukwule Usman said, “They were arrested while conducting illegitimate business in the state. In view of the security situation bedeviling the country, particularly the North-East region, it has become imperative for us to take measures that will ensure the protection of lives and properties”.

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Mr. Ejukwule Usman said the exercise embarked upon by the immigration service was also to rid the state of criminals even as the 2015 general elections approach.

He reaffirmed the readiness of the command to ensure a crime-free society and called on citizens of other countries desiring to reside in Nigeria to ensure that they process and obtain genuine documents before coming into the country.

The comptroller also appealed to other sister security agencies to assist the command in identifying and deporting illegal immigrants in the state, adding that their partnership would go a long way to maintain security and peaceful co-existence in the state.

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