Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Mr. Martin Abeshi, has canvassed for a shift from manual to digital border control if the country must tackle terrorism and other criminal activities and wrestle it to the ground.
Speaking in Keffi at a reception organised by Keffi Old Boys Association, Set 21 of Government College, Keffi in his honour, Abeshi said the nation would need to be dynamic in approach and policy to conquer the vastly improving terrorists activities and stop them from further inflicting pains on Nigerians.
The Comptroller General said the shift from manual to digital has become desirable because of the incessant activities of insurgents and other criminal acts and to ensure that the borders were completely secure for the development of the country.
“For the country to secure its borders effectively, to tackle terrorism and to control the movement of people, especially bringing arms into the country, there should be a shift from manual to digital or e-border control.
“We want government to provide facilities such as high tech facilities, cameras and sensors in all its borders that can effectively detect criminal activities such as terrorism and illegal importation of arms into the country.
“We cannot continue with manual way of controlling people because an eye has a limit to go but when we have high tech sensors, it can go far and detect people who carry even a pin, five kilometres afar,’’ he said.
Abeshi called on Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari security efforts, so as to end incessant insurgency and other security vices facing the country.
Mr Bashiru Ojoko, the chairman of the occasion, urged all the members the old students’ association to contribute positively to the development of the school.
The occasion was also in honour of the Vice Chancellor of Plateau State University, Bokkos, Prof. Danjuma Sheni.

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