Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have detained a 31-year-old Nigerian national for allegedly sneaking into Bangladesh illegally from India.
The Nigerian national identified as Onyebuchukwu Stanley Egwu was arrested in Sylhet, a city in eastern Bangladesh on Monday night, June 28.
Acting on a tip-off, members of Sylhet 46 BGB led by Naik Subedar Md Suruj Mia took positions behind the Tamabil land port in Gowainghat upazila last night.
The Nigerian was said to have allegedly crossed over to Bangladesh illegally from India when a storm started around 9:30pm.
Sensing the presence of BGB, he tried to flee but the BGB personnel nabbed him after a brief chase.
The process of handing him over to the Gowainghat police is currently underway, BGB sources.