Taraba state command of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) Tuesday said they expatriated 2,500 illegal immigrants in 2015.
State Comptroller of NIS, Alhaji Habibu Adamu Haruna who briefed journalists in Jalingo while reviewing the command’s activities in the past year said the command has established nine new patrol bases to checkmate illegal immigrants into the country through the state.
“The command established nine patrol bases in Jimlari, Mutun Biyu, Bali, Takum, Baissa, Takum-Katsinala, Takum -Mubi Toso, Takum Kashinbila and Nguroje aimed at checking the movement of illegal immigrants,” he said.
Adamu informed that 1,373 illegal immigrant were arrested from different locations within the state during three major raids conducted by the command.
He added that 632 persons were intercepted by the border corps personnel from various patrol bases, adding that 40 voters cards and 16 national identity cards were equally impounded from non Nigerians within the year under review.
He called on the general public to always assist immigration with useful information that could lead to possible arrest of illegal immigrant in the state.