NIS commissions Forward Operation Base in South West


In an effort to strengthen border security in Nigeria, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has commissioned a Forward Operation Base (FOB) at Oja-Odan border axis in Ogun State.

The Oja Odan Forward Operation Base which is part of the Border Management Reforms embarked upon by the Service was commissioned by the Honourable Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Saturday.

Speaking at the occasion, the Honourable Minister noted that the establishment of the FOB demonstrates government’s commitment to strengthen the nation’s border security and to boost morale of personnel by providing a befitting working environment.

Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, MFR posited that the FOB will complement the fight against irregular migration in form of Smuggling of Migrants (SOM), Trafficking in Person (TIP) and other trans-border crimes.

The Oja Odan Forward Operation Base like other FOBs established by the Service is equipped with modern communication gadgets and well-furnished accommodations for operatives to be able to maintain 24/7 patrol and surveillance activities along the nation’s border.

Photo: Comptroller-General of NIS, Muhammad Babandede.

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