Nigeria Immigration Service has embarked on intensive raids of border towns in Ogun state to fish out illegal immigrants entering the country through Benin Republic.
The state agency’s area comptroller, Ajibola Bayeroju, announced this in Abeokuta, while parading three illegal immigrants from Benin Republic, arrested in Ayetoro for alleged armed robbery.
Bayeroju explained that the raid, which was approved by the agency’s Comptroller General, was due to the increasing involvement of illegal immigrants in criminal activities in the state.
He listed items recovered from the suspected cross border armed robbers as a cut-to size gun and charms.
He said, “In the light of insecurity in the country, the Ogun State command of the Nigeria Immigration Service has step up its operation.
“Our operatives were on patrol in Aiyetoro in Yewa North Local Government Area of the state, and they arrested three illegal immigrants from the Republic of Benin.
“It was obvious that they were into nefarious activities because our operatives recovered them a locally-made pistol, assorted charms, particulars of motorcycles, and fake identity cards among others.
“As soon as we conclude our investigations at this end, the command will hand the three of them over to the police for necessary action.”