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Buhari President suspends Immigrations boss

Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, David Parradang was suspended on Friday, August 21, 2015, for yet unknown reasons.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), David Parradang.

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President Muhammadu Buhari

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Parradang was suspended on Friday, August 21, 2015, for yet unknown reasons.

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David Parradang

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Deputy Comptroller-General, Martin Abeshi, will now be in charge of the NIS, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

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David Parradang

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Fear had earlier arisen among the staff and management of the NIS, over the granting of a Nigerian visa to ISIS chief, Ahmed Al Assir.

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Ahmed Al-Assir

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Reports had it that the Nigerian Presidency felt embarrassed that a man on the international terror list had obtained a Nigerian visa and was on his way to the country.

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President Buhari

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Buhari subsequently ordered a full scale investigation into the incident.

Assir, who is wanted in several countries, was said to have been arrested at a Lebanon airport on his way to Nigeria through Egypt.

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