Border Closure:  Immigration  Intercepts Seven Cameroonians In Cross River

Peter Olaniyi


Officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service have intercepted seven Cameroonians along Ikot Obong Creek in Akpabuyo local government area of Cross River State, while attempting to enter the country in a boat.

According to the statement signed  by the Public Relations Officer, for Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, DCI James Sunday obtained by our correspondent, the Cameroonians were
consequently, denied entry and returned back to their country through the Ikang Control post, while the boat that brought them was impounded.

The arrest is among series of interceptions between Cross River and Akwa Ibom state commands bordering Cameroon amidst the Federal Government’s directive on border closure.

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede (MFR) has further directed commands at the border to intensify patrol and reconnaissance along the flanks, creeks, waterways, and inroads into the country in order to frustrate the attempts of the irregular migrants.

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