6, 216 voter cards and National ID cards intercepted from foreigners by NIS.
6, 216 voter cards and National ID cards intercepted from foreigners by NIS.

Nigeria Immigration Service has intercepted
6, 216 voters cards, National ID cards intercepted from foreigners.

This was disclosed in Abuja, by the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS ,  Idris Jere ,during a one-day retreat for State Comptrollers in preparation for the 2023 general election.

Jere said the Voter Cards and National Identity Cards were intercepted from  border Communities in 21/States of the Country.

The CG who spoke on  preparedness of the NIS for the forth coming election  urged Personnel of the Agency to protect the Country's Border so as not to allow non-Nigerians  to vote during the election noting that general election is an opportunity for Service to showcase its proficiency in Border Management and intelligent gathering experiences.

The Immigration Service Boss hinted that the service will be  introducing technology in   border management and  surveillance  to monitor activities at the borders of the country.

He also commended Comptrollers of various Command of the Service for their role in ensuring that irregular migrants are eased out of the Country.

He called on Personnel of the Service to see period of  election as a time   for more consciousness and  highest level of security awareness,emphasizing that any acts of compromise shall be treated as sabotage against national security.

While exhibiting  the confiscated documents, the Comptroller General  said the NIS has reached out to the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC and National Identity Card Management Commission, NIMC to expunge the details of the imposters in its data

The CG further informed  that borders are usually closed during the elections to avoid infiltration  by foreigners that may cause  interruptions that could  destabilise the election process.

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