The Nigerian Immigration Service has arrested some foreign nationals with voter cards ahead of the general elections holding in the country in 2023, Punch Newspaper reports.
The Comptroller of Immigration in Oyo State, Isha Dansuleiman, who said this in Ibadan on Wednesday on the sidelines of the sensitisation forum held in the state said non-Nigerians must not be found with voter cards and standard Nigerian passports.
He said those arrested had been repatriated while saying the exercise to arrest any foreign national in possession of such illegal document was continuing.
He said, ” Eighteen migrants were found with voter cards and were instantly repatriated.“Foreigners must not be involved in the 2023 general elections. You are allowed to stay in Nigeria provided you have your documents but that does not make you a Nigerian.“
“Migrants, cannot vote or be voted for. You must never register or collect voter card or vote and do not allow yourself to be used for violence.”
“Politicians have so much money to use but do not allow yourself to be used to cause violence. The CGI has directed us to send you back to your country any time you are found with documents you are not allowed by law to posses. We will hand you to the authority over there.”
”He urged foreigners in the country to come and register to avoid embarrassment.“Migrant e-registration is on going, come and register. We have machines that will capture your biometrics, it is in your interest.“
“Very soon we will come out in full force. If you think you are hiding anywhere in Sepeteri, or anywhere we are everywhere, we will fish you out,” he added.