Ghana Immigration Service Arrests 20 Burkina Faso Nationals For Illegal Entry

The Ghana Immigration Service has confirmed the arrest of 20 Burkina Faso nationals at the Babile inland post near Lawra in the Upper West Region.

They were onboard an O.A branded bus with registration number AS 699- 09 from their home country en route to Sampa, Techiman and Kumasi on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, GIS officials told

The ECOWAS nationals were, however, intercepted at about 19:00hrs by personnel at the Babile checkpoint, according to the Public Affairs Director of the Upper West Regional Immigration Service, ICO Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul-Mumin.

“Their migration into Ghana is an economic-related issue. They entered into the country through unapproved routes”, the Public Affairs Director explained.

The suspects comprise 18 males and two females aged between 15 and 28 years. Officials say they will be detained for further action.

The command, however, warned that it will deal ruthlessly with any Ghanaian aiding foreigners into the country.

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