The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has uncovered about 1,487 illegal routes to the country. The NIS also identified 84 regular borders to the country.
The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, reeled out these statistics Tuesday in Abuja while responding to questions on the porous nature of the nation’s borders.
The NIS, according to the Minister, had taken steps by patrolling the routes in order to check the illegal movement of people and goods into the country.
“Since I assumed office, we have taken deliberate steps in conjunction with National Boundaries Commission to identify our borders and the routes that lead to Nigeria from other countries, and in the process, we have been able to identify 84 regular borders and over 1,487 irregular routes to Nigeria,” Moro said.
The Minister, who said the President Goodluck Jonathan administration was battling with the security challenges facing the nation, noted that the government had taken proactive steps to control the influx of illegal aliens into the country.
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