NIS to extend e-border surveillance to waterways

NIS to extend e-border surveillance to waterways


The acting Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Idris Jere, has said that the service’s e-border surveillance will be extended to the waterways.

He said this over weekend during a visit to the NIS blue border formations in Oron and Ibaka areas of Akwa Ibom State. 

The development comes days after the NIS said 84 border locations in Nigeria will soon be linked with e-border monitoring cameras to check issues of illegal immigrants and other criminal activities. 

Jere said the ICT solutions are needed to improve the current security situation across the waterways. 

He also said the rising volume of migratory activities along the nation’s international waterways measuring over 853 kilometres requires that closer attention is devoted to the sector for improved surveillance. 

“The waterways of Oron and Ibaka areas, for instance, are accessible to countries such as Mali, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Cameroon, among others, and so concerted efforts should be made to equip all the agencies along that corridor for good security cover,” he surveillance for some inexplicable reasons,” Falana said, even as he demanded compensation for the victims of the attack. 

“The injured passengers and the family members of the deceased are advised to sue the Ministry of Transportation and the Nigerian Railway Corporation for aggra


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