The Nigeria Immigration Service(NIS) has arrested two Indians who
illegally entered the country without proper documentation in spite of
the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Lagos Airport Command, NIS, Comptroller Mr Abdullahi Usman made this
known in a statement by the Public Relations Officer, Mr James Sunday
in Lagos on Sunday.
Usman noted that the Indians were both males and were intercepted during
the screening of Indian nationals that were being evacuated from
Nigeria through MMIA on Saturday.
“While profiling the men, it was discovered that they entered Nigeria
through the land border and had visa on arrival application approval
which they failed to present to the immigration officials at the border.
“The men had been in Cotonou, Benin Republic for a month and had the
stamp of that country dated Feb. 9, 2020 when they left and entered
“They did not present themselves for immigration checks at the border,
and the two are 32 and 29 years old will be prosecuted according to the
Nigeria Immigration laws as a deterrence to others,” he said.
Usman said 446 India nationals were evacuated from the country on
Saturday, as part of the ongoing evacuation of foreign nationals due to
He said the NIS Comptroller General, Mr Muhammad Babandede, had warned
migrants to desist from breaking the Immigration laws of countries of
transit or destination.
Usman said this was to avoid sanctions that may result into stopping them from coming to Nigeria or payment of fees chargeable.