By Gom Mirian, Abuja
The combined efforts of operatives of the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigerian Navy at Ibaka in Akwa- Ibom state have led to the interception of 12 persons on their way to Cameroon through the sea.
This was made known in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Immigration Setvice(NIS), Sunday James, Wednesday in Abuja.
The statement said, the Controller General of immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede has directed the Controller in Akwa-Ibom State to extend his appreciation to the Commander of the Navy forward operation Base in Ibaka for their cooperation and vigilance that resulted in the interception of the 12 persons.
James said the Nigeria Immigration Service IBAKA Control profiled the 12 persons and equally invited health officials to carry out medical checks and certify them satisfactory for return back to their homes since they were refused departure in view of the Border closure by Federal Government.
The Comptroller of Akwa Ibom State Command, Livingstone Amadi, warned the 12 persons to avoid such journeys until the border was officially opened.