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A Pakistani, Sahid Mahmood and a Cameroonian, Nji Hagis Chi, have been arrested by the Nigeria Immigration Service in Cross River State for illegally entering the country.

Mahmood was allegedly smuggled into the country through a forest path in Etung Local Government in the state, which has a common boundary with the Republic of Cameroun.

According to the Cross River State Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mrs. Funke Adeuyi, the Pakistani would be thoroughly screened by the Nigerian Immigration Service and other security agencies to ensure he is not dangerous or on wanted list anywhere in the world before he is repatriated.

Adeuyi, who briefed the media on Friday, said Mahmood was smuggled on a motor cycle through a bush path into Etung from where he entered Ikom en-route Lagos when he was intercepted by border Immigration officials at the village of Yahe, Yala Local Government Area of the state.

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