Customs Collaborate With Immigration, Police To Safeguard Nigeria's Land, Maritime Borders - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Customs Collaborate With Immigration, Police To Safeguard Nigeria's Land, Maritime Borders


Tunde Esho
ABUJA - The Nigerian Customs Service has said it will partner with the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) as well as the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and other security and intelligence agencies to secure Nigeria’s land and maritime borders through a joint border security exercise, codenamed “EX-SWIFT RESPONSE”.

According to a release by the Customs Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah, said the joint exercise would be coordinated by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) and will take place in 4 geopolitical zones, namely; South-South, South-West, North-Central and North-West. 

Attah said, the exercise will promote interagency cooperation and increase preparedness to address trans-border security challenges such as terrorism, armed banditry, smuggling, proliferation of small arms and light weapons, amongst others.

"The exercise will also involve the movement of personnel, vehicles and equipment within the affected parts of the country. 

"Therefore, we call on members of the public not to panic and should continue to engage in their normal duties. The overall objective is to ensure a peaceful and secured country in the interest of our National Security."

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