Nigeria tightens security at Border Posts, Airports over ISIS threat

The threat by the Islamic State (ISIS) to attack Nigeria has forced the federal government to tighten security at the nation’s border ports and airports throughout the country.

The Secretary to the federal government had notified the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) about the threat and directed the agencies to ensure that the border posts as well as the airports were secured.

Sources said the SGF letter followed a report from the Al-Abd al-Faqir Media, a pro-Islamic State of Iraq and Syria media outlet which revealed about the planned attack two months ago.

The Customs had on receiving the letter from the SGS last week directed all its commands to tighten security at the borders.

However, the Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh had earlier indicated federal government’s plans to close down Seme Border as the only way to check smuggling of rice into the country through the border post.