Officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, in Kano have apprehended seven Cameronians, two Ghanians, wondering about the State without any genuine and legal documents indicating their nationalities.
The Cameronians and Ghanians, who were said to be headed to Libya, were suspected to have formed a highly-placed international criminal links specialized in trafficking and other criminal acts in Nigeria and other West African States.
Speaking while parading the illegal foreign nationals arrested in Kano, the Assistant Comptroller of Immigration in Charge of Kano State, Olaide Ishaka Yussuf said the intelligence units of the service uncovered the movements of the foreigners within the week.
Yussuf disclosed that the operatives were on a nine-mile routine tracking to Bichi local government when they stormed on the illegal migrants and arrested them around Danzabuwa village while trying to escape.
He said that while checking them, the NIS officers found out that the foreigners have no legal document on them legalizing their stay in Nigeria and that they were moving to Libya through the Daura hometown of President Buhari in Katsina State.
The Comptroller said section 14 subsection 1 of the immigration act entails that an immigrant must reports to the immigration posts of the country he is coming from and the one he entered, which they have not done.
Similarly, he said the foreigners violated another section 18-1 of the immigration act which says one must have his documents intact, must be authorized by the immigration and have enough money to carter for themselves else they become automatical threat to National Security.
Olaide Yussuf explained as part of their intelligence duties, the immigration has already established contact with the families of the nine illegal migrants in Cameroon and Ghana “but surprisingly must of them preferred us eliminating their sons because of the troubles they put them back in their Countries”.
He said a father of one of the illegal migrants in Ghana said that he has spent huge amount of money training his son but he refuses to be responsible rather he engaged in criminal activities resulting to his several jail terms, “therefore anything we wish to do with him including eliminating him the father approved to us”.