Bauchi — Security agents last night intercepted 11 foreigners, who were travelling through Bauchi State towards Yola, Adamawa State.
Army Public Relations Officer in Bauchi State Major Etete confirmed the incident to Daily Trust saying, "we intercepted 11 persons, seven from Mali, three from Togo and one from Chad.
They were heading towards Yola, and we intercepted them based on orders we received from above. It was a joint operation of the army, SSS and the immigration".
A source at the State Security Service in Bauchi, who spoke to our correspondent said, "we intercepted the foreigners because of the suspicious manner by which they were travelling. When we searched them, we discovered that they were not carrying anything incriminating, but they do not have travel documents that allows them to stay or travel through Nigeria.
We have handed them over to the Nigerian Immigration Service for further investigation. We appeal to the people of Bauchi to go about their normal activities as security operatives are always on alert to protect the people".
The source advised members of the public to report any suspicious character to security agencies for necessary action. Daily Trust gathered that after screening, the security agents released the foreigners and allowed them to continue their journey.