The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Niger said it has repatriated 18 immigrants to Niger Republic.
The Immigration Comptroller in the state, Mrs. Tamuno Oyedeji disclosed this in Minna on Saturday.
She said the Service and Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development provided vehicles for the transportation of the illegal immigrants to Zangon Daura, a border post in Katsina State.
She also said the immigrants were handed over to the Niger Republic immigration officers at the border post.
Adedeji said the immigrants were repatriated because they did not have valid documents, adding that their presence constituted security threat to residents of the state.
“They did not have legal valid documents to back their staying here, hence the need for us to send them back to their country,’’ she said.
The comptroller said the command would continue to adopt proactive security measures to ensure the safety of all residents of the state.