Niger coup: Immigration deploys personnel to checkmate illegal routes

The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, says following the situation in Niger Republic, it has deployed personnels to check all the unorthodox roads through which foreigners may likely infiltrate.

Mr Mustapha Sani, the NIS Comptroller in charge of Jibia command, in Katsina State, disclosed this at a joint celebration with the state’s command to commemorate the service at 60.

Sani said with the current situation, the borders have been closed, and there are restrictions of movement along the areas.

He said, “NIS has deployed its personnel to mount all the unorthodox roads through which some of the foreigners may likely infiltrate.

“You know Katsina and Niger republic. We are a homogeneous society, with the same language, religion and culture, but we have a colonial boundary which we must respect.”

While addressing officers and men of the command, Sani also said the service had been transformed to modern immigration, with Nigerian passports among the best in the world.