The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, has disclosed that it deployed fully armed tactical personnel to secure the Nigerian borders with the Niger Republic, through Katsina State.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the NSCDC Commandant in the state, Mr Jamilu Indabawa, made this known when he received the new Katsina Area Controller of the Nigeria Customs Service, Mr Muhammad Umar, on a courtesy call.
He noted that the deployment of the personnel was part of the existing collaboration between the security agencies in the state to ensure the security and safety of the people.
Indabawa lauded the existing working relationship between the two agencies in the state.
He added that the command would continue to work with the customs service in the areas of intelligence and joint operations.
Umar had earlier called for more synergy on joint operations, intelligence, and border drills.
The comptroller said, ”NCS can not do it alone, especially with the vast geographical area of the state.
”NSCDC has a better role to play due to its grassroots presence in virtually every nook and cranny of the state.”