— Seven Asylum seekers nabbed in Isoka

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Seven Asylum seekers nabbed in Isoka

Isoka February 12, 2015,ZANIS…Seven asylum seekers  of the same family have been intercepted by Zambia’s  immigration department In  Isoka District of Muchinga province.

 Immigration  Public Relations Officer Namati shinka has confirmed the development  to ZANIS  in in Isoka in a telephone interview today.


Mr Shinka said the  asylum seekers included children below 16 years adding  that the Immigration officers intercepted the asylum seekers on Monday  at Isoka check point and had to take them to a holding  cell pending  screening procedure  that included the Ebola screening .


The  asylum seekers  have been identified as Ackson Wamangu 27 ,Basel Wamangu  25, Serge  Wamangu20,Divia   Wamangu 13,Grace  Wamangu 12 and Jean Wamangu 12 all were on transits to neighboring Zimbabwe.

He said  the asylum seekers  are believed to have come from Kivu in Democratic Republic of Congo and were going to a refugee camp in Zimbabwe were their elders sister is said to be.

Mr  Shinka  further revealed that currently the asylum seeker have been transferred to  Chinsali  regional office as they are undergoing screening before  United Nations  refugee  could make a final decision on them.

Several prohibited immigrants enter Zambia  through the porous Nakonde border post en-route to South Africa  and  other countries but are  mainly arrested  at Isoka District.