26 Nigerians Arrested In Kenya For Flouting Visa Laws

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received reports on the arrest of twenty-six Nigerians in Kenya on 22nd October 2016 for flouting visa laws and for not being in possession of valid documents for their stay in Kenya. Some of them had also been indicted for criminal activities including advance fee fraud.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform members of the Public that the Nigerian High Commission in Nairobi has since sprung into action by ascertaining the circumstances of the arrest. It has found that the immigration authority of Kenya acted in accordance with their domestic laws regarding the apprehension, arrest and subsequent removal of illegal immigrants by cracking down on foreigners whose Visa had lapsed but who had continued to remain in Kenya illegally.

It has found that the immigration authority of Kenya acted in accordance with their domestic laws regarding the apprehension, arrest and subsequent removal of illegal immigrants by cracking down on foreigners whose Visa had lapsed but who had continued to remain in Kenya illegally.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to state that the government of Nigeria does not support, encourage or condone any form of illegal migration and condemns all acts of criminality in its entirety.

Accordingly, Nigerian immigrants are encouraged to be law abiding and should desist from any action capable of tarnishing the image of our country into disrepute. It will continue to engage countries of residence of all Nigerians abroad with a view to ensuring that they are treated with dignity and respect in accordance with international minimum standards.

It will continue to engage countries of residence of all Nigerians abroad with a view to ensuring that they are treated with dignity and respect in accordance with international minimum standards.

 

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