Niger Coup: Katsina NIS deploys personnel to check illegal routes


The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, says following the situation in Niger Republic, it has deployed personnels to check all the unorthodox roads through which foreigners may likely infiltrate.

Mustapha Sani, the NIS Comptroller in charge of Jibia command, in Katsina State, disclosed this at a joint celebration with the state’s command to commemorate the service at 60.

According to him, with the current situation, the borders have been closed, and there are restrictions on movement along the areas.

He, therefore, advised Nigerians who are planning to travel to Niger to stay safe at home, saying that only Nigerians that are returning home were allowed to cross the border.

While addressing officers and men of the command, Sani said the service had been transformed to modern immigration, with Nigerian passports among the best in the world.

He added that the Nigerian passport was well protected with a lot of security features that make it impossible to be forged, because of its biometric nature and also personalised.

The comptroller therefore, advised them to be computer literate, as the service was moving, saying, “If you are not computer literate that means you may not have a place in the service.”

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