Two foreigners were arrested as about 191, 000 candidates on Monday sat for the recruitment examination for the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps conducted nationwide by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.
The Ministry of Interior in a tweet on Monday said the two arrested foreigners are Camerounian and Beninore citizens.
It retweeted,”@nigimmigration officers intercept two non-Nigerians who attempted to participate in today’s CbAT for recruitment into the Service.
“They are Camerounian and Beninore citizens. They have been interrogated, profiled and referred to ACG zone A for further action.”
The Computer-Based Examination was witnessed by the Secretary of the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board, Yakmut Alhassan Saleh.
Some of the candidates commended both JAMB and the Board for the hitch-free exercise, as no issue of network problem was recorded during the examination.
Saleh expressed delight over the seamless conduct of the recruitment examination by JAMB.
According to him, the examination which took place at the same time in 126 centres in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja was conducted by JAMB to ensure transparency and avoid rancour and confusion that trailed a similar exercise a few years ago.