By Nicholas Ojo
No fewer than 32 Chadians and one Togolese will be repatriated next week, the Nigerian Government has said.
They were arrested by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) at their hideouts in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun.
It was gathered that the suspects did not have valid travel documents and also have no means of livelihood.
The Ogun State Command of the NIS paraded the suspects at its office in Abeokuta on Saturday.
The Controller of Immigration in Ogun Command, Jibrin Yakubu, while speaking to Journalists said that the illegal migrants were apprehended on Wednesday, November 23, after NIS officers stormed their two hideouts in Odeda at 12 am.
He, however, described them as security threats to the nation, adding that their entry into the country was illegal and their purpose of coming into Nigeria was suspicious.
According to him, the foreign nationals can only communicate in French.
“They told us that they were invited by the Togolese for networking business. They had to register and after registration, they will have to pay some amount of money for that registration; and every week, their accounts will be funded.
“The Togolese who brought them into the country did not show any business for which he recruited the Chadians,” he disclosed.
He further added that the foreigners would be repatriated next week.