Nigeria Immigration Service intercepted two Nigeriens with pistol, computers and phone at the Kongolam Border in Katsina State reported SaharaReporters.
Mr. Sunday James, a representative of Nigeria Immigration Service said in a statement that the suspects were intercepted by its border operatives.
James, said one of the suspects however, died in a gun battle with the immigration personnel, while the other suspect was said to have been handed over to the police for further investigation.
James said that the arrest came few days after the visit of the Comptroller-General of the NIS, Muhammad Babandede, and his Nigeria Custom Service counterpart, Col Hammeed Ali (rtd), to assess the level of cooperation among security agencies at the border
He said, “After due interrogation and profiling, the surviving criminal has been handed over to the police for further necessary action.”