Border Closure: NIS intercepts seven Cameroonians in Cross River, impounds boat


The Marine officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Cross River State command have intercepted seven Cameroonians along Ikot Obong Creek in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of the state.

The Comptroller General of the NIS, Muhammad Babandede 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.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Comptroller of the NIS, James Sunday on Friday.

The NIS National Public Relations Officer said the arrests were made when the foreigners were attempting to enter the country in a boat.

According to him, the Cameroonians were denied entry and returned back to their country through Ikang Control post, while the boat that brought them was impounded.

The arrest was part of the series of interceptions between Cross River and Akwa Ibom state commands respectively bothering Cameroon in recent times amidst the federal government directive on border closure.

Photo: Cameroonians intercepted by the Marine Officers of the NIS, Cross River Command recently.

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