Six Burkinabe have been apprehended by the Ghana Immigration Service patrol team with support from police personnel on duty at the Nadowli checkpoint in the Upper West Region.
The six comprised four males and two females including a two year old girl who were on their way to Wa in a hired vehicle having entered Ghana through unapproved routes.
Thursday’s arrest brings the number of Burkinabe who have been arrested since April after the border closure to 141.
The Upper West Region Public Affairs officer of the Ghana Immigration Service, Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul-Mumin Seidu told 3news.com, the six were onboard a mini bus with registration number BA 2761-14.
He said they had the intention of using alternative route to Wa in order to swerve the vigilant Immigration Officials on duty at the Babile inland checkpoint but they were unsuccessful. They were apprehended at Nadowli police checkpoint.
“They were screened by the health personnel and subsequently sent to the Hamile sector command where they were handed over to the Burkina Faso authorities on the other side of the border,” Abdul-Mumin Seidu said.
It is not clear why the people are escaping from Burkina Faso which is under curfew.
Meanwhile, he said the Ghana Immigration Service has never received repatriated Ghanaians from their Burkina Faso counterparts since both countries closed their boders.
By Yakubu Abdul-Gafur | 3news.com |Ghana