3,185 Foreigners Deported From Nigeria Over Boko Haram’s Affiliation

August 17, 2011 – 3,185 Foreigners Deported From Nigeria Over Boko Haram’s Affiliation

Nigerian Federal Government has deported 3,185 foreign people because of increasing worries over connection between the Boko Haram sect and several foreign Islamic insurgents.

It was unveiled by the Pr Officer of Nigerian Immigration Service, Mr Joachim Olumba, that the foreigners were deported after intense screening process at the country’s authorized entry points, noting that the deportees included those whose existence in Nigeria was discovered to be hostile to national security.

As a result, 31 Somalis and 382 Sudanese had been screened and had been established to be legal residents in Nigeria and legally engaged in the country.