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Immigration refutes media report of arrest of over 200 Chinese in Suleja

Immigration refutes media report of arrest of over 200 Chinese in Suleja

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has debunked media reports making the rounds alleging that it arrested over 200 Chinese in a facility somewhere in Suleja.

In a statement by Amos Okpu, Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, Public Relations Officer of the Service, it said that attention of the Comptroller General.of Immigration (CGI), Isah Jere has been drawn to the reports.

Part of the statement read, “The Service would have ordinarily ignored such bogus report but for the need to set the record straight and avoid the spread of such unfounded report that may mislead unsuspecting members of the public.

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“Suffice it be stated that our operatives were at that facility for routine company inspection exercise on the 10th March 2022 to check the immigration status of the foreign employees in the company. During the exercise, our operatives noticed some inconsistencies in the travel documents of 12 of them. They are currently offering some clarifications to us with respect to their immigration status in the country and investigation is still ongoing.

“The acting Comptroller General therefore, wishes to use this opportunity to state categorically that the Service did not arrest 200 Chinese in any facility in Suleja Niger State as claimed in some media reports earlier in the day.

“He affirms the Service’s renewed commitment to improved company inspection activities and effective migration management efforts in line with best practice. He called on the highly esteemed members of the Press to always feel free to seek out our perspectives on any issues before publishing.”

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