Nigeria’s security, intelligence agencies set for joint border security exercise


File Photo: Seme-Krake Border
As part of measures to secure 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.

“It is expected that the 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.”

He also said that the exercise would involve the movement of personnel, vehicles and equipment within the affected parts of the country.

Members of the public are 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.