Social Media Reacts, As Nigeria Immigration Service Dismisses 8 Officers Over Extortion

The Nigeria Immigration Service on Friday dismissed eight of its personnel from the service for various offences relating to indiscipline, employment racketeering, and other forms of corrupt practices. Also, 18 officers were sanctioned for the same reason.

Last month, the Comptroller-General, NIS, Isah Idris, ordered the investigation into a case of extortion perpetrated by officers of the agency at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

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The order followed a recent outcry on Twitter by a Dubai, United Arab Emirates-bound Nigerian, who alleged massive extortion of under 40 Nigerians travelling to the Gulf city. Idris also ordered: “the withdrawal” of the entire shift on duty at the time of the incident.

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A statement on Friday by Kenneth Kure, a Chief Superintendent of Immigration at the Public Relations Unit, on behalf of the Comptroller-General, Isah Idris, indicated that 100 of its personnel working at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, were deployed out of the airport with immediate effect.

Social media users commended the service, and urge them to weed out all corrupt officers in the system.

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