NIS Stops Two as 446 Indians Leave Nigeria

The Nigeria Immigration Service has stopped two Indian nationals from leaving the country over visa violations.

The culprits were intercepted at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, during the evacuation of 446 Indian nationals on Saturday.

The foreigners were repatriated to their country on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Lagos Airport Comptroller of the NIS, Abdullahi Usman, said the two Indians entered Nigeria through the land border and failed to present their visa on arrival approval to the Immigration at the border.

Usman further disclosed that the men had been in Cotonou, Benin Republic, for a month as they had the stamp of that country dated February 9, 2020, when they entered Nigeria.

A statement on Sunday by the NIS spokesman, DCI Sunday James said, “The Indian nationals, aged 32 and 29, will be prosecuted according to the Nigeria Immigration laws as a deterrence to others.”

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