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 republics. Niger
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
on Sunday even as the Service threatened to prosecute the employers of illegal aliens. Abuja
It said it had already sent a bill to the National Assembly to amend the Immigration law in order to allow for such prosecutions.