Nigeria Immigration arrests, deports 18 foreigners in possession of PVCs

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Uba Group

The Nigeria Immigration Service arrested and repatriated 18 foreigners caught in possession of Permanent Voter Cards in Oyo State.

NIS comptroller in the state, Isah Dansuleiman, disclosed this on Wednesday at a sensitisation programme for stakeholders on the 2023 general election.

Dansuleiman said the operatives arrested the foreigners during a raid carried out across the state in October.

He also warned foreigners in the country against participating in the 2023 elections.

“No migrant, regardless of their status, should participate in the 2023 general elections, and any migrant caught in possession of voter card will face the full wrath of the law.

“Those using them know their status but use them for their selfish reasons to procure voter cards,” he said.

Dansuleiman also advised Nigerians to report any foreigner attempting to partake in the general election.