Nigeria to patrol its borders via satellite

By XINHUA

Barely six days after seven French nationals were abducted in Cameroon and suspected to have been smuggled into Nigeria, the Federal Government has said it will connect its borders to the satellite to check movement of persons into and outside the country.

The controller General of Nigeria Immigration, Rilwan Musa, said Nigeria will connect its borders to the Nigeria Satellite for effective and efficient coverage of the borders to be monitored in the Nation’s capital, Abuja.

The Immigration boss said he was visiting Borno and Yobe states to assess the working condition of immigration service in the two states.

Borno and Yobe states which suffered series of insurgency attacks in the last three years share international borders with Niger, Cameroon and Chad republics.

Rilwan said he was carrying out on-the-spot assessment tour of the border states to look at the challenges and report same to the presidency for adequate solutions on border patrol.

The long stretch of porous borders with Niger, Cameroon and Chad provides illegal immigrants with unfettered entry into the country.

The controller assured that government will provide logistics and other working tools to facilitate monitoring and improve security along Nigeria’s borders.

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