Enugu repatriated 75 illegal immigrants

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The immigrants were sent back to their respective countries on Saturday and Sunday.

Amahian explained that the Command embarked on the raid following complaints by members of the public over the immigrants’ alleged nefarious activities.

According to her, ‎the majority of the repatriated foreigners relocated to Enugu from Anambra State, where they were reportedly dislodged during a recent raid by the Immigration Service in the state.

“Most of them came into Enugu State because they saw it as a safe haven for them,” she explained, adding that some of them engaged in violent crime before they were arrested.

She further disclosed that the Command was on the trail of other illegal immigrants who are still residing in the state.

Amahian urged members of the public to avail the Immigration Service with useful information that could lead to the arrest and repatriation of the illegal foreigners that are still at large.

“We want to call on members of the public to always avail us with necessary information that could help us get rid of these illegal immigrants,” she said.

A screening and profiling exercise embarked on by the Command led to the discovery of the immigrants, according to the Enugu Immigration boss.

‎Our correspondent learnt that some of the immigrants had claimed that they have lived in Nigeria for up to 20 years.

However, Amahian noted that although Nigeria would not chase away foreigners from fellow ECOWAS nations, such immigrants must obtain the necessary documentation to be able to reside in the country.

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