NIS arrests irregular Cameroonian migrant in C/River

FG extends new passport regime by 1 week

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Cross River command, has arrested an irregular Cameroonian migrant, Kouaha Dieudonne, 42, with seven multiple standard passports.

The Comptroller of NIS in the state, Mr Okey Ezugwu, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Calabar.

He said that the suspect was arrested on Aug. 8 in Yahe border post, Yala Local Government Area of the state.

He said that the suspect was arrested through the effort of officers and men of NIS, checkmating irregular migration into the country.

“The efforts of officers and men of NIS in Cross River paid off over the weekend when officers at Yahe border patrol base of the state, apprehended a Cameroonian migrant, Kouaha Dieudonne, 42 years.

“Kouaha, was apprehend on Saturday, August 8, 2020 for being in possession of seven multiple standard passports.

“A breakdown showed that 2 passports bore his name and different nationalities and five Nigerian passports bearing different names.

“The vigilance of officers was brought to bear when it received an intelligent report of the suspect’s movement, after he had cut off all immigration formations including the border base through the bush paths.

“He was then trailed to a location within Yahe in Yala LGA, where he was eventually apprehended,” he said.

The state comptroller warned migrants to be weary of fraudulent activities while in the country.

He also warned youths and community leaders, especially those within the border areas, to desist from collaborating with irregular migrants in their bid to enter the country.

It would be recalled that in May, the command apprehended 8 irregular Cameroonian migrants for violating the ban on inter-country movement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The command also apprehended 5 irregular Cameroonian migrants in June who were returned to their country.

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