Muhammad Babandede, the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has directed an investigation into the alleged extortion of travellers by some officers and men of the NIS.
The directive was conveyed via a statement issued by the Service Public Relations Officer, Sunday James, on Thursday in Abuja.
The statement said the ports of entry where the extortion was allegedly perpetrated included the Borno axis of Darman-Gubio-Magumeri-Maiduguri Road and the Munguno-Maiduguri Road.
“The attention of the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, has been drawn to an alleged extortion by some officers and men of the NIS manning the nation’s ports of entry.
“In the light of the above, the Comptroller-General has directed an investigation into the alleged corrupt practice.
“He has also directed Comptrollers to properly brief the personnel under their commands on their expectations and take practical steps to ensure that they adhere strictly to their official mandates, while steering clear of any act tantamount to extortion.
“The general public, especially travellers, are hereby requested to take advantage of the under-listed platforms to report any act of misconduct by officers and men of the service.
“The platforms are: Phone-08119753844, Emailfirstname.lastname@example.org, Emailemail@example.com and Twitter-@nigimmigration,’’ the statement said.