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NIS Seizes Hundreds Of Permanent Voter’s Card From Illegal Immigrants In Sokoto, Jigawa & Zamfara

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by Dia Zamani

The Comptroller General of Immigration Service, David Shikfu Parradang, OFR, mni has announced the seizure of some Voter’s and National Identity Cards from some foreigners in a renewed crackdown on irregular migrants across the country ahead of the forthcoming general elections.

According to Chukwuemeka Obua (ACI) Service Public Relations Officer, 11th February, 2015, the breakdown is as follows:

(a) Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) recovered from irregular migrants….191
(b) Temporary Voter’s Cards seized………………………………………………………….57
(c) Old National Identity Cards recovered………………………………………………..367
(d) Old Temporary ID Card slips recovered…………………………………………………11
(e) New National Identity Cards………………………………………………………………..68
(f) BirthCertificates…………………………………………………………………………………. 10
(g) Gada LG Community Tax Cards………………………………………………………………6
(h) NIS Registration Certificates…………………………………………………………………..3
(i) Driver’s License……………………………………………………………………………………….2
(j) Nigerian Army Identity Card for occupants in the Barracks ……………………1
(k) Primary school certificate………………………………………………………………………..1
(l) Data page of Nigeria Passport………………………………………………………………….1

The above vital security documents were recovered in Sokoto, Jigawa and Zamfara states following an ongoing nation-wide mop-up operation against irregular migrants across the country ahead of the forthcoming general elections.

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