A statement by the acting spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jane Bassey-Adams, yesterday in Abuja, alleged that the arrested persons were not in possession of valid document for their stay in Kenya.
Bassey-Adams said that the Immigration Authority of Kenya acted in accordance with its domestic laws regarding the arrest of illegal immigrants.
She said that the law enabled the authority to crack down on foreigners whose visas had elapsed, but remained in Kenya illegally.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to state that the Government of Nigeria does not support, encourage or condone any form of illegal migration and condemns all acts of criminality in its entirety.
“The ministry wishes to inform members of the public that the Nigeria High Commission in Nairobi has since sprang into action to ascertain the circumstances of the arrest,” she stated.
The ministry, however, called on Nigerians living abroad to abide by the law of the country of their residence.