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Immigration to mend porous Nigeria borders

19 June 2013, 16:25

Abuja- After identifying about 1 500 illegal entry points into the country, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) will soon construct border control plazas to strengthen effective surveillance at the country's borders.

Interior Minister, Abba Moro, said the decision had become necessary to enable NIS monitor movement around the borders as Nigeria could not successfully monitor and survey the areas without the cooperation of neighbouring countries.

He said in addition, electronic passenger registration facilities were being set up at borders and mobile border patrol units were being strengthened for effective surveillance.

Moro this week said the Ministry had identified 1 499 illegal entry points.

The Minister said illegal foreigners were contributing to the escalating crime levels at the Nigeria borders with neighbouring countries.
It sits on the Gulf of Guinea, the southern border. On the east is Benin which is also on the Gulf of Guinea, going counterclockwise around Nigeria, is Nigeria shares borders with Benin, Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

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