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2023 Election: Borno Govt, NIS partner on enhancing border surveillance, control


2023 Election: Borno Govt, NIS partner on enhancing border surveillance, control

The Borno Government is to partner with the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to enhance border surveillance and control ahead of the forthcoming general election.

The state Deputy Governor Alhaji Usman Kadafur, made this known when he received the Comptroller-General of NIS, Mr Isah Jere, at the Government House in Maiduguri.

Kadafur said that effectiveness in the management of the North East border would mitigate the insecurity challenges particularly the proliferation of arms by criminal groups.

“We don’t have problems with our neighbours. We have always enjoyed peaceful and cordial relationships but as times change, we are faced with a lot of challenges represented by the Boko Haram insurgency. so there is a need to checkmate these nefarious activities.

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“If the borders are properly manned, the proliferation of small arms will be curtailed.

”The Borno government is therefore committed to partnering with the command to facilitate your border protection efforts especially the restoring of commands within the borders towns.

“You are a crucial partner especially now that we are in the early recovery and resettlement stage.

“We are rehabilitating repentant members of the terrorists as well as resettling IDPs back to their respective Local government areas and, we need the support of the immigration.

Earlier, Jere said that securing the borders within the North East has become imperative, noting that Borno is the only state in Nigeria bordering three countries.

“Borno has a borderline of 894km and the borders are open and porous.

“We are soliciting our support in the areas of logistics, especially additional operational vehicles to enable us to enforce border closure patrol. The elections are just barouche dethroner. It is our prprayerhat we have pea peaceful election.

The comptroller acknowledge these peace restoration efforts of the state government and the security agencies in the state noting that the state had now witnessed emerging peace.

He also thanked the governor for assisting the service in the state, especially in the provision of accommodation in Banki, Bama and Kwaya Kusar LGAs.

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