Nigerian immigration says it has arrested 18 illegal immigrants from neighbouring Benin and Togo who are residing and working in the country illegally.
According to a News Agency of Nigeria report, the immigration command in the Ogun state in southwestern Nigeria made the arrest after a tip off following a directive by the state comptroller.
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The spokesperson of the immigration service in the state, Olaniyi Mobolaji, announced that the 18 arrested at Akonu village consist of 10 Benin nationals and 8 Togolese.
He added that they will be repatriated after profiling.
Nigeria shares a border with Benin which also shares a border with Togo. The three countries are members of the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS).
Per the ECOWAS Protocol on Free Movement, nationals
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