The Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, has arrested more than 100 people, suspected to be mercenaries that fought for the ousted Libyan Leader, Muammar Gaddafi. They arrived Kaduna last weekend through the Nigeria – Niger Republic border.
Report says they were conveyed in two luxury bus owned by South-eastern Nigerian transport companies.
A source from the Kaduna Zonal Comptroller of Immigration said: “We are yet to ascertain whether they are Gaddafi’s fighters but we know they are Nigerians from Libya. They came in through Niger-Nigeria border. As I am talking with you now, another set are at the Kaduna toll gate coming.
He added, “What we want to do now is to keep them in our custody and await directives from government on the way forward. We don’t have money; certainly, the state will cater for them until further directives.
“Right now, high level security meeting is going on at the government house and our zonal comptroller has gone there.”
According to one of the victims, “We left Libya about two weeks ago wandering in the desert before our arrest and subsequent conveyance here (Kaduna) from the Niger-Nigeria border.”