450 Illegal Immigrants Deported From Edo
450 of them entered into Edo State with no regular travel documents and credible means of livelihood.
Their stay is however over as they arrested and repatriated by the Nigeria Immigration Service.
Comptroller of Immigration in the state, David Adi, disclosed this at the presentation of a refurbished Hilux van by the Management of Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc to the command, in Benin.
Adi said that those repatriated were mainly from the Niger Republic, Mali and Ghana, adding that they were “irregular immigrants’’ and security risks to the country.
He said that the affected foreigners had no regular travel documents and credible means of livelihood.
Adi commended Okomu Oil Palm Company for the vehicle, saying that the gesture would help the command in achieving its statutory duties.
He said that the success of the raid on illegal aliens’ domain was attributable to logistics support by some companies, including Okomu Oil Palm Company, in the state.