Nigeria’s land and maritime borders, the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) and the
Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), in collaboration with the Armed Forces of
Nigeria (AFN) as well as the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and other security and
intelligence agencies will be conducting a joint border security exercise,
code-named “EX-SWIFT RESPONSE.”
In a statement on Tuesday in
Lagos, Spokesman of the Nigeria Customs Service, Joseph Attah, said “the joint
exercise is being coordinated by the Office of the National Security Adviser
(ONSA) and will take place in 4 geopolitical zones, namely; South-South,
South-West, North-Central and North-West.
exercise will promote inter-agency cooperation and increase preparedness to
address trans-border security challenges such as terrorism, armed banditry,
smuggling, proliferation of small arms and light weapons, amongst others.”
would involve the movement of personnel, vehicles and equipment within the
affected parts of the country.
advised not to panic, and that they should continue to engage in their normal
duties, as the overall objective is to ensure a peaceful and secured country in
the interest of National Security, Attah added.