FG Raises Security At Katsina, Lagos, Sokoto, Cross River Borders

Nigeria Begins Joint Border Patrol With Benin, Niger Republic

The Muhammadu Buhari-led government has disclosed that security at the Katsina, Lagos, Sokoto and Cross River borders have been tightened to curb the activities of bandits and other criminal elements.

Naija News reports that this was made known by the Assistant Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Zone A Lagos, Doris Braimah.

Speaking at an event to celebrate Press Freedom Day with Nigerian journalists, Barimah said that with the recent creation of four additional formations by the agency’s Comptroller General, Mohammed Babandede, the service nationwide’s ongoing 24-hour border patrol will be strengthened.

“NIS, in order to enhance its services and penetrate inner parts of the country, has added four new border formations.

“The commands are Idiroko border Lagos, which is placed under the zone; Ilela border in Sokoto; Ofutop border in Cross River; and Jibia border in Kastina,” she said.

“The intensive patrol embarked upon by the service is to block the borders being porous to strangers,” she added.

The ACG further explained, “I want to specially commend the comptrollers of Seme and Airport Commands for absolute diligence.”

Braimah further said the NIS was working hard to clear passport arrears.

“However, the NIS CG was able to address the challenge and promised to clear the backlogs as soon as possible,” she disclosed.

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