5 international nationals have been arrested for moving into the place by means of an unapproved route at Hamile in the Lambussie District of the Upper West Area.
The regional command of the Ghana Immigration Services (GIS) explained the migrants who are all Burkina Faso nationals aged in between 15 and 27 ended up arrested at the weekend.
They rode into the country on two motorbikes with registration figures 32-UJ-6586 and 32-JW-5633 at Defeat 2 unapproved route bordering Burkina Faso.
The regional Professional for the Company, Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul-Mumin Seidu, explained that “preliminary investigations discovered that they were being travelling to Kumasi and Techiman for farming purposes”, he mentioned.
Mr Seidu described that the illegal migrants had been screened by the Port Health and fitness Staff and handed over to the Burkina Faso authorities on the other aspect of the border and their motorbikes, impounded.
“As significantly as our operational features are worried, coupled with the President’s directive on the closure of our borders as aspect of the measures to halt cross border an infection of Covid-19, the Ghana Immigration Services is leaving no stone unturned in making certain that undocumented, prohibited and irregular migrants are not allowed entry into Ghana through unapproved routes”, he reported.
Mr Seidu, thus, advised the common general public, notably, the border residents to collaborate with GIS and to volunteer info on illegal migration to them to aid conclusion the menace.
“The company needs to remind the Ghanaian citizens who are complicit in the exodus migration of other ECOWAS nationals into Ghana by way of unapproved routes to possibly desist from the illegal act or be organized to deal with the wrath of the legislation,” he warned.