Immigration officers seizes 436 voters card, 192 national ID slips from foreigners in Katsina
The Katsina state command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), on Thursday, September 13, said it seized 436 voter cards and 192 national identity slips from foreigners in the second and third quarters of the year.
The state controller of immigration, Joshua Ajisafe, who stated this in Katsina, said 729 irregular migrants were repatriated by the command in the period under review.
Ajisafe said the command also intercepted 10 suspected human traffickers and rescued 162 victims of trafficking in the period under review.
hosts an estimated 203 km borderline with Niger Republic, according to the controller, making it a major illegal trans-border migration route in the country.
He said this explains why it is the most populous state command of the NIS in terms of manpower, with 1,035 officers and men stationed there.
The NIS boss said within the period, the command denied 1,203 foreigners admission into the country for lack of travel documents, while 411 Nigerians were refused departure for not having valid travel documents.
He disclosed that the command recorded the arrival of 176,724 valid travel document holders and departure of 49,780 others in the period.