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Niger: NIS Mounts Surveillance At Katsina Border, Restricts Movement




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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has mounted surveillance at the Jibia Special Border Command, Katsina State, to restrict movement to and fro both countries.

Naija News reports that the Comptroller in charge of the Jibia Special Border Command, Mustapha Sani, warned Nigerians not to travel to the Niger Republic.

His warning comes against the backdrop of the crisis in Niger due to a coup, following which the nation was sanctioned.

Sani, while speaking at the joint celebration with the Katsina State Command of the NIS to commemorate the service at 60, said the Service is deploying men to watch the Katsina border to restrict illegal movement from the Niger Republic.

He submitted that “Nigerians should stay at home and not attempt to go to the Niger Republic until the embargo is lifted. And we are determined to return any Nigerien we catch who is planning to come to this country.

“Despite the fact that we are divided by colonial masters, we share certain things in common like religion and culture, and that doesn’t guarantee them to enter Nigeria without valid documents.

“We have already put our officers on alert, and we have already deployed some to go and man the orthodox routes through which some of the foreigners use to enter into Nigeria, and from what we have on the ground, we know it will be impossible for them to enter into Nigeria.

“We have already stationed our officers at strategic places for stop and search as usual.”