Last night, over 80 Nigerians said to be living in Malaysia illegally were arrested following a twin raid by authorities of the Malaysian Immigration Service in Kajang and Puchong.

The raids which started at about 10.30pm, Malaysian time was triggered
by residents of Kajang  following complaints that some Nigerians and citizens of other African countries residing in the area were involved in different social vices which includes Cultism and Cybercrime

Malaysian Immigration director-general, Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud, who supervised the arrest, said that several department officers were injured during the operation after wrestling with illegals who refused to coperate. According to Khairul Dzaimee, there were 118 foreigners at the first raid at an apartment area with 90 illegals from Nigeria (78), the Philippines (six), Pakistan (one), India (one) and four children, aged one to three, whose nationality were not disclosed.

In another raid at an entertainment centre in Puchong, 40 illegal immigrants from Sierra Leone (23), Nepal (eight), Tanzania (one), Guinea (three) and Kenya (one), Myanmar (two) and Nigeria (two) were arrested.

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