Mustapha Sani, the Comptroller in Charge of the Nigeria Immigration Service’s (NIS) Jibia Special Border Command, has issued a caution to Nigerians planning to go to Niger Republic.
He advised Nigerians not to visit the nation.
Jibia said the NIS is sending personnel to guard the Katsina border to assist curb illicit movement from the Niger Republic on Thursday, August 3, during a joint celebration with the Katsina State Command of the NIS to mark the service at 60.
“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.
“Even though 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.”