The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Edo State Chapter, on Tuesday said it had deported 450 illegal immigrants from the state in the last six months.
NIS Comptroller in the state, David Adi, revealed this at a presentation of a renovated Hilux van by the Management of Okomu Oil Palm firms to the command, in Benin.
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He said those deported were mostly from the Republic of Niger, Mali and Ghana, saying they were “irregular immigrants’’ and threat to the nation security.
He added that the immigrants had no consistent travel papers and trustworthy means of living.
Mr Adi applauded Okomu Oil Palm firms for the van, adding that their kind gesture would help the command in attaining its constitutional responsibilities.
“We appreciate the
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