Terrorism: FG partners US on border security

By The Citizen


The Federal Government has sought the assistance of the United States to introduce modern technology to secure the nation's porous borders as well as assist in tackling its current security challenges.

Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, who said this during a meeting with security experts from the US in Abuja on Tuesday,expressed the government's readiness to acquire modern technologies that would help the country secure its borders from infiltration.

This came as the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, solicited the continued assistance of the international community in the fight against insurgency and other forms of criminalities in the country.

Abubakar made the appeal at his maiden meeting with the security attaches of foreign embassies in the country at the Force Headquarters.

The minister noted that terrorists had learnt to evade the traditional systems of detection and expressed government's willingness to use every available resource to prevent evil-minded foreign elements from causing havoc in the country.

Moro told a visiting delegation of security experts from the US who presented proposals for the installation of comprehensive border control equipment, that Nigeria would be very glad to partner with any friendly country with workable solutions to the nation's current security challenge.

He noted that traditional border patrols and physical checks were no longer enough or workable in tracking down terrorists who were equally seeking better ways to advance their nefarious activities.

The minister, who remarked that terrorism had no boundaries, called for feasible synergy between the nation's neighbours and the US to ensure proper use of the advanced security equipment to protect the borders and greatly reduce incidences of illegal migration into the country by questionable elements.