Twenty Burkina Faso nationals who sneaked into Ghana through unapproved routes have been arrested by officers of the Ghana Immigration Service at Babile inland check point in the Lawra Municipality of the Upper West Region.
This was revealed on Tuesday April 29, 2020 by the Public Affairs Officer of the Ghana Immigration Service Upper West Region, IOC Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul-Mumuni Seidu in a press release.
“A total of 20 Burkina Faso nationals have been nabbed at the Babile inland post. They comprised 18 males and 2 females. Their ages ranged from 15 and 28. They were nabbed at about 1900HRS at the Babile inland checkpoint by the vigilant Immigration Officials. They were on board, an O.A bus with registration number GR 6499. They en route to Sampa, Techiman and Kumasi respectively and their migration into Ghana is an economic related issue and they entered into Ghana through unapproved routes” the statement indicated.
The government of Ghana restricted the movement of people into Ghana from neighbouring Burkina Faso and others as a measure to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus that got 1, 671 people tested positive of the virus with 188 people recovered from the virus whiles 16 people passed on with the virus.
Burkinabes are usually found of coming into Ghana in search of jobs to earn a living result to several of them being arrested and repatriated ever since Ghana closed its borders.