Immigration Gives Reason For Seizure of Passport Belonging To #EndSARS Promoters
The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has revealed the reason behind the seizure of passports belonging to active sponsors of the #EndSARS protest.
IssuesNG had earlier reported that the federal government that is secretely compiling a list of all active sponsors of the #EndSARS protest.
This move has made many Nigerians think that the federal government has begun a swift move to clampdown on Youths who sponsored the protest.
One of the cases which spike the suspicion was when one Ms. Modupe Odele, on November 1, got her passport seized by the NIS thereby denying her from moving out of the country [Continue Reading].
Meanwhile, the spokesman of the Nigerian Immigration Service(NIS), Sunday James on Thursday denied that Ms. Odele passport was seized because of her involvement in the #EndSARS protest.
According to him, Ms. Odele’s passport was seized as part of a routine border assignment adding that the immigration services was enforcing a restriction order from the government.
In His Words:
“When there is a directive from any agency of government not specific, we have to enforce either entry or restriction of entry by anybody who has been directed not to be allowed exit or entry and as a matter of fact, we cannot as a border management agency, allow anybody who has been restricted from leaving the country to go out and we cannot allow anybody who has been restricted from entry to enter.
“So, it is a routine assignment and it has nothing to do with End SARS. We are the lead agency for the security management of the border. It has to do with the restriction order which we are duty-bound to enforce,” he said.