Border Closure Has Helped Control Illegal Migration – NIS Boss, Mohammad Babandede

Published 3 months ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
at 27-10-2019 09:25PM (3 months ago)

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The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mohammad Babandede, has said that the closure of Nigeria’s land borders with neighbouring countries has not only curtailed the smuggling of food items but also illegal migration.

He said that the current “Operation Swift Response” under the supervision of the office of the National Security Adviser was intended to tackle border insecurity, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

Babandede disclosed that a month ago, the NIS records showed that no fewer than 11,000 persons had been prevented from travelling out through illegal means.

The CGI added that the service also deported persons not supposed to be in the country.

The Nigerian Government had shut its borders with neighbouring countries to check excessive smuggling of food items into Nigeria, attracting criticisms from West African nations especially Ghana.



scottchris at 28-10-2019 10:16AM (3 months ago)
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please the Northern borders that are open, are they not part of Nigerian borders?

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angesco at 28-10-2019 10:20AM (3 months ago)
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Who in their right mind would MIGRATE to NIGERIA??

Those people must be desperate.
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