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NIS Registers 45,000 Illegal Migrants, Intercepts 70 Human Trafficking Victims by Blue3k2: 3:09pm On Jan 11
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja

The Nigeria Immigration Service has  said it has registered 80,000 migrants since the migrant e-registration  commenced in July last year.

The Comptroller General of NIS, Muhammed Babandede, said  45,000  of them were irregular migrants, with 35,000 regular migrants.

The CG  said they   also intercepted 70 human trafficking victims being taken out of the country from  November to December last year.

He said  a suspected human trafficker was intercepted with five female victims en route  from Niger Republic to Europe on November 23.

According to him, 37 underage children were also nabbed at Dankama on  November 26, while 28 people  being smuggled out of the country were arrested at Kongolam, Katsina State, on December 2 by NIS officers.

Babandede denied reports that immigration officers in Sokoto were collecting N200 bribes to  allow illegal immigrants into  the country.

He said this in reaction to a report by BusinessDay that the NIS officials at checkpoints  had “indirectly legalised illegal migration with their cash-for-pass attitudes”.

Spokesman for the body, DCI Sunday James, in a statement on Friday said the CG had ordered an investigation into the allegation.

He  said, “The objective of the migrant e-registration  is  to afford the  government the opportunity to know precisely the total number of migrants resident in the country as well as their status.

“The migrant data would also assist the government in sociopolitical and national demographic growth plans.

“So far, 80 migrants have been registered comprising 45,000 irregular migrants, representing 66 per cent of the total number of migrants registered, and 35,000 representing 34 per cent of  regular migrants.”

The CG asked  the public  to report cases of extortion or any form of illegalities on  the borders.

Source: https://punchng.com/nis-registers-80000-migrants-intercepts-70-human-trafficking-victims/

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Re: NIS Registers 45,000 Illegal Migrants, Intercepts 70 Human Trafficking Victims by Blue3k2: 3:12pm On Jan 11
The Comptroller General of NIS, Muhammed Babandede, said  45,000  of them were irregular migrants, with 35,000 regular migrants.

Wow I only estimated 50k people would be registered after 6 months. The amesty will last until January 19th 2020. We still need to know where these people are coming from. After this Nigeria needs to start mass deportation of illegal aliens.
Re: NIS Registers 45,000 Illegal Migrants, Intercepts 70 Human Trafficking Victims by Simplyleo: 3:14pm On Jan 11
The CG asked  the public  to report cases of extortion or any form of illegalities on  the borders.
So where is the hotline for reporting the illegalities?

Abi na when dem don frame you up for not playing ball you go come report?
Re: NIS Registers 45,000 Illegal Migrants, Intercepts 70 Human Trafficking Victims by Blue3k2: 6:08pm On Jan 11
Simplyleo:

So where is the hotline for reporting the illegalities?

Abi na when dem don frame you up for not playing ball you go come report?

Did General Buhari didnt call off his war on curruption did he? Their hotline is listed on their website if you have a complaint.

Re: NIS Registers 45,000 Illegal Migrants, Intercepts 70 Human Trafficking Victims by tck2000(m): 6:08pm On Jan 11
Blue3k2:


Wow I only estimated 50k people would be registered after 6 months. The amesty will last until January 19th 2020. We still need to know where these people are coming from. After this Nigeria needs to start mass deportation of illegal aliens.
Where are these people from?
Re: NIS Registers 45,000 Illegal Migrants, Intercepts 70 Human Trafficking Victims by Blue3k2: 6:49pm On Jan 11
Just an FYI it's illegal to harbor or employ illegal immigrants. If you're against report it. Dont just wait till elections to complain.

Nigerians harbouring them or having them in their employment would be jailed seven years or made to pay a fine of N1 million.

tck2000:
Where are these people from?

Niger Republic and Benin if Im guessing. Since they're not sating yet we'll need a FOIA to get exact details.
Re: NIS Registers 45,000 Illegal Migrants, Intercepts 70 Human Trafficking Victims by Blue3k2: 6:38pm On Jan 12
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