Two hundred and two (202) foreign nationals caught entering the country, using unapproved routes are being sent back to their countries of origin.
Ninety-two (92) of them were seized by the military – the defense intelligence of the Ghana Armed Forces in the South Tongu District and the remaining arrested by officers of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) at Ativuta, in the Ketu South municipality.
This comes amid heightened security alert to stop any terrorist strike in the country.
The national security is not leaving anything to chance, given the rise in jihadist attacks in some neighboring countries – Mali, Niger, Cameroun, Nigeria and Burkina-Faso, the barbaric killings and abduction of children, women and men.
The illegal migrants are currently going through deportation processes at the Aflao Sector Command of the GIS.
Some of them claim, they are economic migrants, decided to come to Ghana in search of job to better their lives. Others also said, they never planned to stay in Ghana, and that they were only going to use it to get to Cote d’ Ivoire.
The Aflao Sector Commander of the GIS, Assistant Commissioner of Immigration (ACI) Fredrick Baa Duodu, underlined their determination to stop any unauthorized individuals from entering the country.
Any foreign national planning to use any unapproved routes to gain entry must rethink and have a change of heart because the security agencies were ready for any such persons.
It has not been easy guarding the country’s porous borders but ACI Baa Doudu said they would not be daunted by challenges.
They were prepared to go to every length to secure the country’s borders – stop any unauthorized persons from entering and the smuggling of goods.
He called for nationals of the neighboring countries to stop risking their lives, using unapproved routes to get into the country. He said for now the land borders of Ghana were closed and everybody would have to wait until such a time that the President would decide that it is safe to re-open the land borders.
If even they are to enter the country, they would have to do the right thing, come through the Aflao entry point but not through unapproved routes.
Doing that is completely unacceptable – an illegality, something akin to entering somebody’s house through a window.
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