President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the deployment of drones, aircraft and geospatial technology for the monitoring of borders.
A source said the strategy was part of the e-Customs that the nation will use for the surveillance of the movement of illicit goods and persons.
With the procurement and deployment of the e-Customs, the borders shall record a watertight security that will foreclose the need for the erection of physical walls.
The Ex-SWIFT RESPONSE, coordinated by the Office of the National Security Adviser comprises the Nigerian Police Force, Nigerian Customs Service, Nigerian Immigration Service, the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security agencies to address trans-border security issues.
The Nigerian Immigration Service assured that anybody who doesn’t have a traveling document cannot be allowed to leave or get entry. Adding that they have so far refused the entrance of 1,111 people from deferent parts of the world, into the country.
Babandede said, they have already removed 728 people who have entered the country without proper documentation.
The Immigration boss revealed we have arrested Pakistanis, North Koreans. Those people are supposed to be deported. We have deported around seven of them. We getting the documentation to make sure they reach North Korean.
He added that with the closure of borders, there has been reduction in banditry and kidnapping, stressing that some of the criminals are foreigners.
He vowed that the NIS operatives will continue the border monitoring to ensure that only legitimate migrants are allowed to enter Nigeria through the legal routes.