Vandalism and illegal migration: NSCDC, NIS join forces to fight

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) have reaffirmed their commitment to collaborate in tackling illegal migration, human trafficking, and vandalism of critical national assets and infrastructure in Anambra State.

This pact was made in Awka on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, when the State Commandant of NSCDC, Comdt. Maku Olatunde, received the newly posted State Comptroller of NIS, Mr GN Nzeribe, at the NSCDC Command Headquarters. Comdt. Maku pledged the continued support of NSCDC to NIS in its efforts to combat irregular migration, human trafficking, and other transnational crimes.

Comdt. Maku emphasized the importance of inter-agency collaboration, highlighting NSCDC’s achievements in protecting critical national assets, combating quackery in the private security industry, and fighting petroleum products adulteration and black market racketeering in Anambra State.

” The need for us to collaborate cannot be overemphasized, we are ready and willing to continue the existing relationship and share intelligence in achieving our individual mandates, “he said.

Earlier in his remark, the State Comptroller, NIS , GN Nzeribe expressed his appreciation for the warm reception and called for a stronger partnership between the two agencies, noting that their alignment with the Ministry of Interior necessitates a synergy to achieve their mandates effectively.

” My visit to your office today is to aquint myself with the protocol of obtaining briefs from those on ground and to strengthen the inter-agency synergy between us, “he said.

The State Comptroller visit was accompanied by top senior officers of NIS, and the partnership is expected to enhance border security and immigration management in Anambra State.

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