Comptroller of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in charge of Niger State Command Alhaji Aminu Abdulkarim yesterday said 815 illegal immigrants were deported from the state this year.
Abdulkarim told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna that 99 per cent of the immigrants were from Niger Republic while Ghanaians and Beninoise made up the remaining figure.
He said the deportees were arrested within the state when they could not produce valid immigration documents.
Abdulkarim during the year, 908 Nigeriens, 192 Beninoise and 162 Ghanaians that could not produce valid travelling documents were refused entry into the country at Babana border town in the state.
He said within the period, 2,060 Nigerians; 1,719 Nigeriens; 368 Beninoise and 253 Ghanaians left the country through the border. Abdulkarim said 1,469 Nigerians; 1,111 Nigeriens; 280 Beninoise and 140 Ghanaians arrived in the country through the Seme border.