By Dennis Agbo
ENUGU—ENUGU State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has repatriated 75 illegal immigrants arrested in parts of the state during the weekend.
NIS Comptroller in the state, Madam Dora Amahian who disclosed this to newsmen yesterday in her office in Enugu said they were arrested in parts of the state during a raid operation carried out by operatives of the command.
According to her, the service embarked on the raid following public outcry and complaints over alleged nefarious activities of the immigrants whom she said were chased away from neighbouring Anambra state.
“Most of them came into Enugu state because they saw it as a safe haven for them,” adding that some were very violent before their arrest.
She hinted that the immigrants came from Cameroon, Niger Republic, among other neighbouring African nations and were sent back to their respectives countries via their borders.
Amahian however, urged members of the pubic to avail the command with useful information that could assist her get rid of other illegal immigrants still living in parts of the state.