Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Tanzanian authorities have apprehended more
than 700 illegal immigrants in Kagera region in an operation launched
Friday, Tanzania's Daily News reported Monday (September 9th).
Kagera Regional Commissioner Colonel Fabian Massawe said security
forces also seized two guns and 1,300 head of cattle in the operation.
The immigrants are from Kenya, Somalia, Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and
the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Massawe said. "It should be
understood that we are not targeting one nation, but those who are in
the country illegally," he said.
Massawe called on Kagera residents to collaborate with security officials during the operation.
Abbas Irovya, head of communications at the immigration department,
told reporters last week that more than 21,000 immigrants have
voluntarily left the Rukwa, Kigoma and Kagera regions and returned to