Six Nigerians have been arrested in Saudi Arabia for attempting to reach the kingdom illegally through the Red Sea. They were among 31 illegal migrants on a board a boat that was intercepted by the Border Guards force on Monday.
The guards have reported repeated interceptions of migrants in the Red Sea over the past two months.
In the latest case, a patrol “foiled an attempt by a group of 31 people from different nationalities to enter Saudi waters on a wooden boat”, Border Guards spokesman Colonel Sahir al-Harbi said.
He said the group comprised 20 Sudanese, six Nigerians and five Ethiopians.