Hundreds of illegal immigrants allegedly travelling to Ekiti State to vote in next week's governorship elections have been intercepted by the Nigeria Immigration Service in Lokoja.

BOUNCE NEWS reliably gathered that they were stopped at Banda in Kogi State on Tuesday night by the Nigerian Navy and then handed over to the Nigeria Immigration Service, Lokoja Division.

The source said some of them confessed to the Command during interrogation that they were going to Ekiti to vote in the forthcoming governorship election as they allegedly displayed their voters card.

However, others claimed that they are traders heading to Okene.

The immigrants, who are mainly women, men and young children were been convened in three different trucks with registration number XD 1464 LD, SRZ 148 XA and KMC 514 ZV.

The trailer trucks were fully loaded with bags of rice, motor cycles and some of their belongings.


When BOUNCE NEWS visited the Immigration office, it was gathered that they were under interrogation by the Immigration officers.

When newsmen visited the Immigration office,  the Public Relation officer,  Olasunkami Salami said they are still interrogating the illegal migrants to know where they are coming from and where they are going.

"We can’t say exactly where they are coming from but they said they are heading to Ekiti to participate in the voting process.

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“Some of them have shown their voters cards, some said they are traders going to Okene for their businesses, but we are still trying to get the accurate information before we take the final step" Salami explained.

The officers denied BOUNCE NEWS access to take pictures of the alleged illegal immigrants.