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Immigration denies Katsina, Kebbi operatives withdrawel

16 February 2015, 21:33

Lagos - The Comptroller General of Immigration Service (CGIS), David Shikfu Parradang has dismissed reports attributed to the opposition suggesting the withdrawal of the agency's operatives from the border posts in Kebbi and Katsina States.

The All Progressives Congress had reportedly maintained a verbal directive had been given in that regard.

Chukwuemeka  Obua, Service Public Relations Officer: Comptroller General of Immigration Service, said in the said report, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, was quoted as saying that a verbal directive had been given to the security operatives of the Customs and Immigration to vacate their duty posts on the borderlines across the two states.

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The CGIS wish to emphatically state that there is no such circular or directive given to the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) nor its personnel at Kebbi and Katsina State Commands. On the contrary, the NIS is reinforcing its borders and not contemplating abandoning same for a second, said Obua.

The Nigeria Immigration Service and indeed other security agencies understand the grave consequences of abandoning the nation¹s frontlines and so would never attempt to do so. Members of the public are hereby enjoined to disregard and ignore such reports and further advised to give any useful information to ensure the security of our borders and the wellbeing of all Nigerians.

He said the Comptroller General wished to assure the public that its officers and men are on round-the-clock patrol and surveillance across all the nation¹s borders. 

- CAJ News


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