The federal government has expressed concern over the influx of illegal small arms into the country through border posts of neighboring countries especially, Niger Republic, used by insurgents to terrorize innocent Nigerians.
Minister of Interior, retired lieutenant General Abdurrahaman Bello Dambazau, stated this during the commissioning ceremony of the permanent office complex of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Jigawa state Command, held in Dutse over the weekend.
Dambazau explained that the small arms and ammunitions coming through neighboring countries are being used by insurgents to terrorize innocent citizens of the country, saying everything humanly possible must be done to combat the trend.
He stated that government was also worried in the irregular migration of illegal aliens , smuggling of hard drugs into the country and human trafficking into the country, saying something urgent most be done to combat those menace.
Dambazau disclosed that the federal government will collaborate with other organisations, especially the traditional institutions to checkmate the influx of illegal aliens, narcotic drugs in to the country as well as human trafficking.
He challenged the officers and men of the Jigawa state command to put in extra miles in the service delivery since government has provided them with conducive working environment to man our borders effectively, saying, “if there is hard work, there is no promotion and we need a good result in terms of service to humanity.”
In his speech, the Comptroller General of Immigration Service, Muhammad Baban Dede, said colossal sum of money had been sunk to improve the building, assuring that his personnel were committed to man the borders effectively and urged the men and officers to leave in peace with their host communities .