- The combined efforts of the Nigeria Immigration Serive (NIS) operatives and the Navy at IBAKA in Akwa-Ibom state led to the interception of 12 adults on their way to Cameron from Nigeria through the sea.
They were apprehended in a boat that is heading to the country according to a statement from the office of the National Public Relations Officer of the NIS, DCI Sunday James.
Following the action, the Comptroller General of the NIS, Muhammad Babandede, MFR has directed the state Comptroller in Akwa-Ibom to thank the Commander of the Navy Forward Operation Base in IBAKA for their cooperation and vigilance that resulted in the interception of the migrants.
Meanwhile, the NIS, IBAKA Control profiled the twelve persons and equally invited health officials to carry out medical checks and certify them satisfactory for return back to their homes since they were refused departure in view of the Border closure by Federal Government.
The Comptroller of Akwa Ibom State Command CIS Livingstone Amadi warned the migrants to avoid such journeys until the border was officially opened.