FG sets up joint border task force in 4 zones

The Federal Government has set up inter-security task force to conduct joint border security in four geopolitical zones of the country to tackle insecurity.

In a statement, the spokesman of the Nigeria Customs Service, Joseph Attah, said the planned exercise, which was code-named “Ex-Swift Response,” would involve the Nigeria Customs Service, the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and other security and intelligence agencies.

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Attah said the joint exercise was being coordinated by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), and would take place in the four geo-political zones of South-South, South-West, North-Central and North-West.

He said the exercise is expected to promote inter-agency cooperation and increase preparedness to address trans-border security challenges.

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