Three Nigerian nationals, including a child, have been detained in Sylhet for illegally entering Bangladesh from India.
A team of intelligence officials acting on a tip-off, nabbed the three near the Tamabil land port on Thursday morning, July 8.
The detainees have been identified as Emmanuel Nnamdi Ohagwam, 42, his 3-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Favour Osinachi Ohagwam and Paul Ebeodi Okechukwu, 27.
A laptop, nine mobile phone handsets, three passports, a driving licence, an Indian Aadhaar card, a Nigerian NID card, and $1,600, and ?280 in cash were seized from the possession of the detainees.
Later, they were handed over to the Gowainghat police station.
Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Gowainghat police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Parimal Dev said that Nigerian nationals “are now being questioned.”
Earlier on June 29, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained a 31-year-old Nigerian national named Onyebuchukwu Stanley Egwu in Sylhet for allegedly sneaking into Bangladesh from India through the Tamabil land port.