The police in Meghalaya, India, have arrested six Nigerians in East Jaiñtia Hills for sneaking into the country illegally through night bus.
Names of those who were arrested were given as 29 year old Thomson Nwafama, 28 year old Chijioke Obiacha, 25 year old Desmond Uzochkwu, 33 year old Okoliegbe Henry Onyedika, 32 year old Okeke Justin, and 30 year old Chukwunyere Christian.
East Jaiñtia Hill superintendent of police, Vivekanand Singh, said that yesterday, September 14 that the six Nigerians travelling by night bus from Silchar to Guwahati, were detected and detained for interrogation.
“They admitted that they had travelled from Africa to Bangladesh on visas issued by competent authorities but had illegally entered India near Agartala on Friday.”
From Agartala, they travelled by car to Silchar, and were assisted by residents of both Bangladesh as well as India, he added.
A case was registered at Lumshnong police station under the Foreigner’s Act.
On Friday, three foreign nationals were arrested and detained in the same district and also booked under the Foreigner’s Act.
The modus operandi adopted by the three — one from Ivory Coast and two from Nigeria — to enter India was the same as the one adopted by the six Nigerians.
(The Telegraph India)