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Hundreds of voters’ and National ID cards seized from foreigners in Sokoto, Jigawa and Zamfara

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Hundreds of voters’ and national identity cards have been seized from some foreigners in a renewed crackdown on irregular migrants across the country ahead of the forthcoming general elections.

This was announced this afternoon by the Comptroller General of Immigration Service, David Shikfu Parradang. The Immigration boss disclosed in a statement issued in Abuja by Service Public Relations Officer, Chukwuemeka Obua (ACI), that the seizures were made “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.”

He gave the breakdown as follows:

(a) Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) …………………….191

(b) Temporary Voter’s Cards seized …………………… 57

(c) Old National Identity Cards …………………………..367

(d) Old Temporary ID Card slips recovered ………………11

(e) New National Identity Cards……………… …………..68

(f) Birth Certificates……………………………………… 10

(g) Gada LG Community Tax Cards ………..………………6

(h) NIS Registration Certificates …………………………..3

(i) Driver’s Licence ……………………………………….2

(j) Nigerian Army Identity Card for occupants in the Barracks …1

(k) Primary School Certificate……………………………..1

(l) Data page of Nigerian Passport………………………….1

Photo shows some of the seized cards.

Source: News Express

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