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Nigerian Immigration Bars 7, 836 Nigerians From Travelling Abroad

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The Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, has between January and June 2014 barred a total of 7,836 Nigerians from travelling out of the country over doubts concerning their motive and conflicting travelling documents, among other reasons.

The NIS public relations officer, Chukwuemeka Obua, who disclosed this during the media parley of the Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies, FOSSRA, in Abuja, said another set of 4,896 were deported from several countries for various reasons.

Speaking about the successes and challenges of the Service since the appointment of the current Comptroller General of the Immigration Service,, David Paradang, the spokesman said to make the business of border patrolling/policing more effective, the NIS had embarked on specialized training of the Border Patrol Corps.

He said that the first batch of 1,000 officers and men have passed out from the training and have been deployed.

The NIS spokesman added that the Service had procured and distributed 59 four wheel drive vehicles,in addition to All Terrain Vehicles, ATVs, communication gadgets and other equipment deployed to the commands.

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