Terrorism: FG Deploys Technology To Tackle Security Situation At Borders
The federal government has said it has deployed technology to tackle the security situation at the borders.
The Minister of Interior, Mr Abdulrahman Dambazau, said this yesterday during a session entitled ‘Conversation with the Government of Nigeria’ at the 2018 World Congress of the International Press Institute (IPI), in Abuja, on Thursday.
The minister rated Federal Government’s effort in checking Nigeria’s porous borders on a scale of 10/10.
The minister explained that the Federal Government took a lot of steps to provide security at the borders because it is very concerned by the security of the nation’s borders.
“A lot of efforts have been made to ensure that we have effective relationships both at the bilateral and multilateral levels to ensure that we do not accept the breach of border security.
“Because of the porousness of our borders, this government when it came (into power) was able to provide lots of logistics to the immigration department so that it can enhance its mobility to cover the border.”
The minister pointed that out that in tackling security challenges at the borders it was important to remember “the 1994 UN Human Development Report which has redefined security from the traditional perspective from territorial integrity to the issue of human security”.
He, however, said, “With the security threat of terrorism, particularly what we have in the North East, with the kind of weapons that are trickling in from areas like Libya and Mali, we need to do a lot more to reinforce our borders and this is precisely what the government is doing.”