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In Kenya 26 Nigerians arrested for illegal stay, fraud

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has warned Nigerians abroad to desist from tarnishing the country's image.

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Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs


The government of Kenya has arrested 26 Nigerians for allegedly staying in the country without valid documents and involving in fraudulent activities.

According to a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, Oct. 25, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, some of detained persons have been indicted for criminal activities, including advance fee fraud.

"It (Nigerian High Commission in Nairobi) has found that the Immigration Authority of Kenya acted in accordance with their domestic laws regarding the arrest and subsequent removal of illegal immigrants by cracking down on foreigners whose visas had lapsed, but who had continued to remain in Kenya illegally," the statement, signed by the ministry's spokesman, Jane Adams, said.

The ministry condemned any act of illegal migration by Nigerians, noting that the Federal Government will not condone any criminal act.

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It urged Nigerian immigrants to obey the laws of the land they reside in and desist from any action capable of tarnishing the country's image.

The ministry, however, said it will continue to ensure that Nigerians are treated with dignity and respect in any country they live in.

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