Officers of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) in the Upper West Region have arrested five illegal migrants mainly Burkinabes who sneaked in to Ghana through unapproved routes.
In a press release issued by the Upper West Regional Public Affairs Officer (PAO) of the GIS, Mr. Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul-Mumin Seidu, the PAO says the illegal migrants were nabbed at the Ga inland post heading towards Wenchi after they succeeded entering Ghana through unapproved routes within the Leo area bordering Ghana and Burkina Faso.
According to Mr. Yussif the five who were nabbed at about 1107hrs January 17, 2021 aged between 26 and 34 were later returned to Burkina Faso after preliminary investigation was done on them.
Ghana’s government closed its borders on March 2020 in order to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus that claims over 300 lives in Ghana.
Read below the full statement:
BURKINABES BUSTED AT THE GA INLAND POST, UWR
At about 1107HRS, the vigilant Immigration Officials on duty at the Ga inland checkpoint busted five Burkinabes on board a sprinter bus with registration number GT 4893-17 destined for Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo Region for farming activities. Preliminary investigations revealed that the migrants sneaked into Ghana through an unapproved route around the Leo enclave bordering neighbouring Burkina Faso.
The ages of the busted irregular migrants ranged between 26 and 34 years. It’s part of our operational functions on undocumented or prohibited migration, coupled with the Presidential directive on land borders closure since March 2020, the Five (05) Burkinabes were sent back to their home country, Burkina FASO.
Signed: IBN YUSSIF DURANAH ABDUL-MUMIN SEIDU