The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State has arrested at least three hundred and three suspected illegal immigrants.
State Comptroller Mrs Francisca Dakat told reporters after a mop-up exercise in Uyo, during the weekend.
According to her, the number apprehended were 285 adults.
Dakat further explained that the mop-up exercise was in line with the service directives which restricted non-Nigerians from partake in the general elections.
She held that the command had earlier carried out a sensitisation for all non-Nigerians residents in the state before the mop-up.
“The mop-up, which held within the Uyo metropolis, will be a continuous exercise and will be extended to all the 31 local government areas.”