Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has lamented the alarming rate of illegal immigrants coming into Nigeria to perpetrate crime in the country.
Akeredolu raised the alarm on Tuesday in Akure during a meeting with Mrs Dora Amahian, Zonal Coordinator, Nigeria Immigration Service, Zone F, comprising Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti States.
The governor said that Nigerians would be shocked to discover the number of illegal immigrants who daily come into the country through the land borders.
He called for urgent action to tackle the issue of illegal foreigners becoming permanent residents of the country.
“Something has to be done. A number of criminal activities in our forest reserves are being carried out by foreigners. We are facing serious security challenges.
” I do not know if you can face the challenge. I am not too sure your efforts alone can be sufficient. There is the need for collaboration with other security agencies. Peace is what we are talking about in the country,” the governor said.
Illegal foreigners causing security challenges – Akeredolu raises alarm