COV/USMAN MZ, JIGAWA
Nigerian Immigration Service NIS has directed that henceforth foreigners coming into the country must be profiled, searched and returned if found with any incriminating substance.
The Jigawa state comptroller of the NIS Mr. Ismaila Abba Aliyu disclosed this during the decoration of 58 officers that have been promoted to the next ranks.
According to him, the Comptroller General of the NIS Alhaji Muhammed Babandede has directed that henceforth foreigners, especially Tuaregs that usually comes in with flocks of camels should undergo proper scrutiny.
He explained that anyone coming in would not only be profiled but must be searched to know what they’re carrying and if found with any incriminating substance must be returned at the point of entry which did not contravene section 18 of the ECOWAS protocol.
The state Comptroller warned officers that were in the habit of flaunting the dress code ethics of the Service that severe disciplinary action await offenders.
Mr Abba said amongst the officers to receive the Comptroller Generals commendation include those that recently rescued some suspected trafficked ladies enroute Libya.
Radio Nigeria reports that about 58 officers have been decorated with ranks that includes 2 chief superintendents to assistant comptroller of immigration.
Others include 4 superintendents of immigration that were promoted to the rank of chief superintendents, 7 deputy superintendents to superintendents.