A massive border security patrol codenamed “EX-SWIFT RESPONSE” is rolling off soon. It is
part of measures to secure Nigeria’s land and maritime borders.
The military and all para-military agencies – Nigerian Customs Service, the Nigerian Immigration Service, the Nigeria Police Force and other security and intelligence agencies will be conducting a joint border security exercise, Joseph Attah, the Public Relations Officer of the Customs has announced.
The joint exercise is being coordinated by the Office of the National Security Adviser 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.
“The exercise will also involve the movement of personnel, vehicles and equipment within the affected parts of the country. Therefore, we call on members of the public not to panic and should continue to engage in their normal duties. The overall objective is to ensure a peaceful and secured country in the interest of our National Security”, Attah said in statement.