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.
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