Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) announced on Saturday, that two citizens of Niger Republic had been arrested at Kongolam border in Katsina state.
The Public Relation Officer of the Service, DCI James Sunday, in a statement said the suspects were arrested in possession of Pistols, computers and phones.
The immigration image maker added that their arrest was on the heels of the visit of the Comptroller of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede and his counterpart in Customs, Hammeed Ali to the border town following the launch of a drill operation.
It was also gathered that the men of the immigration arrested the two Nigeriens who had attempted to open fire to resist arrest.
Sunday also said the operatives of the service overpowered them, leaving one dead in the cross fire, while the survivor is helping with useful information about their activities.
He stated that after interrogation and profiling, the surviving criminal has been handed over to the police for further necessary action.
The PRO added that the Comptroller of the Command, Bin Umar and his men were commended by the CGI Babandede on the feat.
He asserted that the Border Drill Exercise Operation Swift Response is yielding positive result with arrests of irregular migrants, criminal elements and Smugglers whose activities have been curtailed.
He, therefore, advised the border communities to desist from conniving and sabotaging government effort.