Federal Government has inaugurated the Nation’s first operational border patrol base established by Nigeria Immigration Service in Katsina.
The base, sited at Mazanya community in Jibiya Local Government Area, bordering Niger Republic, is part of measures by the Nigeria Immigration Service to effectively police the country’s expansive borders.
Minister of Interior, retired Lieutenant-General Abdulrahman Dambazau, said the facility would add impetus to the nation’s fight against irregular migration and cross-border criminality.
Dambazau spoke through the Permanent Secretary in his ministry, Mohammed Umar.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was working on all fronts to ensure internal security, with effective border policing as one of the priority areas.