Immigration arrests foreigners with Nigeria’s voter’s cards, others

Published: 11/Feb/2015
Source: The Guardian (Nigeria)

As Nigerians struggle to collect their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has intercepted and seized various security identification items from non-Nigerians.

The Public Relations Officer of the NIS, Chukwuemeka Obua, in a statement yesterday in Abuja said the Comptroller General, David Parradang, “announced the seizure of some voter’s and national identity cards from some foreigners in a renewed crackdown on irregular migrants across the country ahead of the forthcoming general elections.”

The statement indicates that among the seized items said to be in the custody of the service are 191 PVCs, 57 temporary voter’s cards, 367 old national identity cards, 68 new national identity cards and 11 old temporary identity card slips.

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Themes: Identity Documents, Nationality and Elections, Voter Registration
Regions: West Africa, Nigeria
Year: 2015