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NIS Arrests 14 Togolese for Flouting Border Closure Regulation

Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede

By Gom Mirian, Abuja 

Fourteen Togolese along side 10 Nigerians have been arrested by the Nigeria Immigration Services(NIS) for flouting the Federal Government’s directives on closure of land borders as well as human trafficking at Idiroko in Ogun state. 

In a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer, DCI Sunday James on Thursday, in Abuja said, the feat was achieved by its operatives command at Ajilete and Ilase in the state.

The statement said fourteen of the arrested Togolese comprised of eight (8) adults, 6 minors all females intercepted in a J5 bus at Ajilete,While the other 10 Nigerians were arrested at Ilase all in the said state.

According to NIS spokesperson, five of the 10 suspects arrested were victims of human trafficking and will be handed over to National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for further actions. 

James said the suspects have been profiled accordingly after been subjected to COVID-19 test by health officials in line with the NCDC medical procedures. 

“The  Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, complimented the Officers for being professional as some of the arrests were along  illegal points created by the human smugglers, and charged them to up the tempo of their patrol. 

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