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The Oyo command of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS has warned residents against harbouring illegal migrants.

The comptroller of Immigration in Oyo, Muhammed Umar, gave the warning while speaking with journalists on Wednesday in Ibadan.

Mr Umar said it was an offence for anyone in the state and Nigeria to harbour illegal migrants, adding that anyone found guilty would be prosecuted.

The comptroller said that harbouring illegal migrants could infringe on the country’s security, a development that the service would not condone.

The Immigration boss called on passport applicants to avoid patronising touts to get their international passports but follow the procedure by registering online.

He said a new passport office would soon be inaugurated in Oyo town to reduce the pressure on the Ibadan passport centre.


By oyonews

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