December 13, 2013

Borno pledges assistance to NIS

MAIDUGURI—Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, has assured the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, that his administration would assist the organization, especially in the area of logistics for the effective control of the porous borders across the state.

Shettima gave the assurance when the newly deployed Borno State Comptroller of NIS,  Alhaji Modu Musa, paid him a courtesy call at the Government House Maiduguri.
He said the NIS in the state needed a lot of logistics and financial support to effectively police the porous areas bordering three neighbouring countries, Chad, Cameroon and Niger Republic, adding that, despite the security challenges, the NIS in Borno was doing a good job and deserved to be supported, as the state was the only one in the country which shared borders with three countries.

On the recent attack on Maiduguri by the Boko Haram insurgents, the Governor said, it was a wake-up call on the side of the security agencies and urged them to change their methods of operation, as according to him, the terrorists were becoming more daring on a daily bases.
Earlier in his speech, Musa had commiserated with the governor and the people of Borno over the Boko Haram attacks that have claimed so many lives and destroyed property worth millions of Naira.