Five female illegal immigrants have been arrested for theft along Lokoja-Abuja federal highway by the Joint Boarder Patrol Team.
The illegal immigrants are 38-year-old Fatimah Mohammad from Niger Republic, 29-year-old Judith Koffi from Ghana and 30-year-old Fanta Camara from Mali.
Others are 37-year-old Fadima Traore from Chad and 39-year-old Fatimata Camara from Benin Republic.
They were arrested alongside their Nigerian driver, one Mufutau Woye.
Briefing newsmen in Ilorin, Kwara state, the coordinator, Joint Boarder Patrol Team, North Central zone, Comptroller Olugboyega Peters disclosed that the illegal immigrants were arrested with 15 bundles and 18 pieces of wrappers concealed in the bonnet and other components of the vehicle.
The cloths were said to be stolen from Kogi state and valued at two hundred and fifty five thousand naira.
He revealed that they operate as a syndicate that specializes in duping and stealing women wrappers and most times use charm to perpetrate their crimes.