Sunday, February 26, 2012

FG deports 7,000 over Boko Haram bombings

27 February 2012

TO curtail the terrorism acts of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, the Federal Government has deported a total of 7,000 illegal immigrants.

Those deported, THE PUNCH learnt, were mainly from neighbouring Chad and Niger republics.

Government officials had recently said the activities of the sect had been aided by illegal immigrants from these neighbouring countries.

The Nigerian Immigration Service confirmed the deportation to our correspondent in Abuja on Sunday even as the Service threatened to prosecute the employers of illegal aliens.

It said it had already sent a bill to the National Assembly to amend the Immigration law in order to allow for such prosecutions.

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