The Nigeria Immigration Service in Cross River State has arrested nine Cameroonians and four Nigerians for illegal migration through the waterways and
The Nigeria Immigration Service in Cross River State has arrested nine Cameroonians and four Nigerians for illegal migration through the waterways and for contravening the Federal Government’s COVID-19 stay at home order, ThePunch is reporting.
The Comptroller of immigration in Cross River state, Okey Ezugwu, said that his men made the arrest during an inspection at Mfum Border in Etung and Ikang Border Post in Bakassi Local Government Areas. According to him, the suspects were arrested at the early hours of Thursday while trying to enter Nigeria through the waterways at the Mfum Border in Etung, while one was arrested at Ikang Border alongside four Nigerians.
He said NIS had to embark on show of force within Calabar metropolis to ensure that no foreigner or any Nigerian is allowed to enter or leave the country at the moment.
“Before this kind of movement can take place, there must have been connivance, especially with the local communities,” he said.
He urged border communities to assist NIS police the borders, adding that whatever affects one Nigerian at this period affects the whole country. Ezugwu said he will take up the matter with the traditional ruler of Ajarsor in Mfum Border to ensure that such a route is not used again for illegal immigration.