Twenty-six Nigerians have been arrested and detained for allegedly flouting visa laws and for not having valid documents for their stay in the East African country.
A statement by Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday said some of the Nigerians, who were apprehended last Saturday, were said to have been indicted for criminal activities, including advance fee fraud, a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday in Abuja said.
The ministry’s spokesperson, Jane Adams, assured Nigerians that the Nigerian High Commission in Nairobi, had sprung into action by ascertaining the circumstances of the arrest.
It noted that the Kenyan authorities acted in accordance with their domestic laws in respect of the arrest.
“It (Nigerian High Commission in Nairobi) has found that the Immigration Authority of Kenya acted in accordance with their domestic laws regarding the arrest and subsequent removal of illegal immigrants by cracking down on foreigners whose visas had lapsed, but who had continued to remain in Kenya illegally,” the statement said.
The statement added that the Federal Government did not support, encourage or condone any form of illegal migration, noting that it condemned all acts of criminality in its entirety.
It urged Nigerian immigrants to be law-abiding and to desist from any action capable of tarnishing the image of the country.
The ministry said it would continue engaging countries of residence of all Nigerians abroad to ensure they were treated with dignity and respect in accordance with international minimum standards.