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NIS Warns Staff Against Extortion



The Nigeria Immigration Service has warned  against extortion allegedly carried out by his officers and men, particularly those manning the country’s entry ports, with special reference to those serving in Borno State.

The comptroller general in statement signed by the Service Public Relations Officer,  Sunday James,  said the service  which has fought hard to win the admiration of the public will not tolerate any act of indiscipline or misconduct from any of his men in the discharge of their duty.

The statement partly reads, “The attention of the Comptroller General of Immigration Muhammad Babandede has been drawn to an allegation of extortion by some Officers and Men of the NIS manning the nation’s Port of entries particularly along Borno State border axis of Darman-Gubio- Magumeri-Maiduguri Road and Munguno- Maiduguri Road.”

The statement explained that  in the light of the above, the Immigration boss has directed for immediate investigation into the alleged corrupt practice.

” He has also directed Comptrollers to properly brief personnel under their Commands and to take practical steps to ensure Officers and Men adhere strictly to their official mandates and steer clear of any act tantamount to extortion.”

To this effect,  Babandede  urged the general public especially travellers to take advantage of the under-listed platforms to report any act of misconduct by officers and men of the Service.

According to the statement,  these are the platforms, Email:, and

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