The Nigeria Immigration Service says it had received 13 Nigerians that arrived from Lome , Togo at Seme- Krake joint border post.
The spokesman for NIS , Mr Sunday James , who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja said that the returnees were technicians that went to install Industrial Machines in Togo .
According to James , the 13 returnees have been handed over to officials of the Ministry of Health in Lagos for medical tests.
“ Also for isolation in line with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control directives on medical procedures for new arrivals into the country to curtail the spread of coronavirus , ” he said .
James said Seme- Krake was a major entry – exit point into and out of Nigeria , bordering the Benin Republic, adding that NIS was not taking chances in enforcing strict border patrol .
He said the service would apprehend anyone that attempts to circumvent the approved routes, hence the numbers that have been turning up through the Seme-Krake border post since the border closure .
He said the NIS Comptroller -General , Mr Muhammad Babandede , has advised the returnees to avoid following bush paths .
This , Babandede said , would save the returnees from suffering in the hands of criminals in an effort to follow unrecognised routes.
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