Thirty-three citizens of the Republic of Niger have been discovered among the 216 returnees from Libya welcomed by the Yobe State government on Saturday, January 20.
The state Commissioner of Justice, Ahmed Mustapha, told newsmen while dispatching the returnees to their various Local Government Areas, that 33 of the returnees were foreigners while some others were from neighbouring Borno State.
“After security checks, we discovered that 33 were from the Niger Republic and we are handing them over to the Nigeria Immigration Service who will also ensure they are taking back to their country,” he said.
Adamu Abdulfatai, the state comptroller of immigration, said after fishing out the 33 foreigners, immigration will follow due process and hand them over to the immigration officials in the Niger Republic.
“We will be professional in linking up with the authorities of Niger Republic to ensure that they reunite with their families,” Abdulfatai said.