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A UK returnee has lamented extortion and the conditions asked to be met at the National Identity Number (NIN) office before she can be registered as a citizen of the country.

The agitated lady lamented the exorbitant amount of money proposed to be paid at the NIN office where she needed to register to have access to get a sim card.

According to the lady, she was asked to pay the sum of N15K while also being asked to remove her lashes and attached nose ring.

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She, however, bemoaned the deaf ear of the attendant who refused to consider the cost spent on getting the lashes done and how her nose ring is problematic to remove.

TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) had earlier reported that the Nigerian military arrested two suspected fake National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) officials in the Niger Republic, for allegedly enrolling non-Nigerians for NIN.

This was disclosed by the Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Musa Danmadami, during a biweekly briefing at the Defence Headquarters.

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General Danmadami disclosed that the suspects had visited the Gagamari IDPs camp in the Niger Republic to register non-Nigerians in the IDPs camp, noting that items were recovered from the suspects including the National Identification Number (NIN) registration machine, printing machine, laminating machine, a computer tracking machine and a generator set among other items.

He further added that the military had also arrested terrorists, logistics suppliers and rescued civilians during its operation.

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According to him, they have been handed over to the appropriate authority for further action.

Established by the NIMC Act No. 23 of 2007, the NIMC has the mandate to establish, own, operate, maintain and manage the National Identity Database in Nigeria.

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