NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE, NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES PLAN JOINT BORDER PATROLS

Personnel of the Nigeria Customs Service

PHOTO CREDIT: NIGERIAN CURRENT

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26 March, 2014

The Nigeria Customs Service has announced plans to embark on joint border patrol with its counterparts in neighbouring countries to promote security and trade in West and Central Africa.

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs, Mr Abdullahi Dikko, announced the plan on Wednesday at a meeting of heads of customs
organisations from the Republic of Benin, Cameroon, Chad and Niger Republic aimed at facilitating regional trade through adequate border patrol.

Mr Dikko emphasised that timely passage of intelligence report amongst member countries was key to curbing trans-border crimes. The representatives at the meeting suggested how to tackle the challenge of illicit trade in small arms, drug and narcotics, human trafficking and prohibited goods.

Beyond the task of generating non-oil revenues for member countries, representatives were advised to seek ways of policing their nation’s borders
especially with the wave of insecurity in the continent.

Resolutions at the meeting, coming at a time when Nigeria and other African countries are facing enormous security challenges, are expected to help bring peace and stability to the sub-region and the continent at large.

The porous nature of Nigeria’s border in the northeast is said to be making it possible for Boko Haram insurgents to penetrate the region and carry
out attacks. For effective border monitoring and control of insurgents’ access to some villages in the northeast, the Nigerian government
had stressed the need to review
treaties with neighbouring countries.

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4 Responses to NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE, NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES PLAN JOINT BORDER PATROLS

  1. rka says:

    It is a good measure albeit belated. Maybe they can use pro-force armoured vehicles as GEJ seems to like them.

    http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/jonathan-lauds-made-in-nigeria-armoured-vehicles/174776/

    • Are James says:

      Proforce does not manufacture armoured vehicles.
      They have an armouring solutions facility for regular vehicles and are looking for government business. They have also been doing some rudimentary but commendable in-house R&D on small weapon turrets and turret swivel technology.
      The NAEME facilities that produced the Igirigi are more of what the country should be concentrating efforts on with Pakistani or Chinese assistance.

  2. jimmy says:

    just very leery at this stage of doing anything with CAMEROON ….. I know it makes sense but” no be every sleeping mat wey dey house nah them go put outside for sun to dry it”

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