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Published On: Mon, Jun 17th, 2019

Immigration begins crackdown on illegal migrants in Delta hotels

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From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba.

Operatives of the immigration service in Delta State has commenced search at various hotels for illegal migrants.
The State Controller of Immigration Service, Mr Ibrahim Liman who spoke to journalists in Asaba at the weekend, urged officers of the Command to use their positions to check illegal migration and avoid international passport racketeering.
“We have set a target for the Command and we have commenced search for illegal migrants at various hotels across the state and we shall achieve the desired objective in the search,” Liman disclosed.
Noting that illegal migration hitherto portends serious offence law.
Liman, however, urged the officers to justify their positions and embrace hardworking and humility so as to avoid acts that will bring shame to the service.
“I want to warn against corrupt practices but step the responsibilities to ensure illegal migrants have no place in the service, we have it on good authorities that some of illegal migration are going on across the state and officers and men will fish them out through investigation in hotels they stay and operate within,” Liman added .
It was gathered that illegal migration allegedly thrive in the state in the last few months even on the face of the state government’s battle against human trafficking and other Illegal activities.
Sources alleged that illegal migration booms at night and in various hotels across the state by unsuspecting perpetrators who have recruited agents working for them in the 25 local government areas in the state.
But the immigration service boss however assured the command would do its best with the cooperation of other security agencies to ensure result oriented during the combing exercise in the state and thanked the state governor,Dr Ifeanyi Okowa on his continued contributions to the service.

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