The Bono East Regional Command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has arrested 55 irregular migrants at Tuobodom in the Techiman North District of the region.
According to Assistant Commissioner of Immigration (ACI) Enoch Abrokwah Annor, the Bono East Regional Commander of the GIS, the migrants comprised 54 Niger nationals and one Nigerian who were on their way to Cote D'Ivoire.
Preliminary investigations, he added, revealed some natives of Tuobodom aided the migrants to pass through the area.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Techiman, ACI Annor explained the migrants had gathered and were waiting for their vehicle at a fitting shop, when they were arrested, upon a tip-off.
“We gathered intelligence that the irregular migrants are en-route Tuobodom, so our officers also laid ambush accordingly”, he said, adding the officers found on them their various national identification cards.
ACI Annor said his outfit was yet to repatriate the migrants and expressed appreciation to the police, Techiman Traditional Council, and the National Investigation Bureau for their assistance.