NIS seeks syn­ergy to check B/Haram en­try into La­gos, Ogun

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Eu­gene Agha, La­gos

The Nige­rian Immigration Ser­vice (NIS) is seek­ing bet­ter col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Nige­rian Army to check pos­si­ble in­fil­tra­tion of Boko Haram mem­bers into La­gos and Ogun States.

Army author­i­ties at 82 Di­vi­sion re­cently con­firmed the ar­rest of some sus­pected mem­bers of the sect in both states.

The new As­sis­tant Comptroller Gen­eral of Immigration, Mr. Musa Maza, dur­ing a cour­tesy visit to the Gen­eral Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing (GOC) Com­mand­ing 82 Di­vi­sion, Vic­to­ria Is­land La­gos, Ma­jor Gen­eral Isi­dore Henry Edet, said it was high time all se­cu­rity agen­cies came to­gether to tackle the Boko Haram in­sur­gency.

He ex­plained it would be ex­tremely dif­fi­cult to solve the Boko Haram prob­lem with­out ef­fec­tive and im­proved col­lab­o­ra­tion among se­cu­rity agen­cies.

Re­spond­ing, Ma­jor Gen­eral Edet ad­vised all paramil­i­tary agen­cies to al­ways in­form the army when em­bark­ing on any cru­cial op­er­a­tion.

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