Fourteen Togolese nationals and 10 Nigerians have been arrested for trying to sneak into the country through the Ajilete and Ilase border posts in Ogun state.
Comptroller, Ogun State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Kunle Osisanya while profiling them said the 14 Togolese were made up of eight female adults and six female minors who were travelling in a J5 bus at Ajilete.
According to the Ogun Comptroller, “The 10 Nigerians who were arrested at Ilase included five victims of human trafficking, hence they will be handed over to NAPTIP. They defied the directive of government on the closure of land borders.
“They have been profiled accordingly after health officials in line with NCDC medical procedures subjected them to Covid-19 test.
“The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede complimented the Officers for being gallant and professional as some of the arrests were along illegal points created by the human smugglers, and charge them to up the tempo of their patrol.”