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NIGERIA’S BORDER PATROL RECEIVES BOOST

The massive and porous border of the country has received a boost with the planned resuscitation of the Nigeria Immigration Border Patrol airplanes, which have been grounded for years. The disclosure was made by the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), in Kaduna while on a visit to the old wing of the Kaduna International Airport. Gen. Dambazau bemoaned the grounding of the aircrafts of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and said that when operational, it would complement the effort of the Service, which has intensified efforts in patrolling the land borders. He said that the country would not be in a position to procure new aircrafts for now because of the economic situation but said that little funds would be required to refurbish the existing planes to make them fully functional. The Minister expressed appreciation to the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr Mohammad Babandede, for his interest in the resuscitation of the Air Border Patrol and promised to give the Service all the required assistance. Also speaking, the Comptroller-General of the NIS, Mohammad Babandede, said the Service was primed to deliver quality service to the country.