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NIS denies withdrawing officers from Nigeria’s borders

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has denied withdrawing its officials from the border posts in Kebbi and Katsina states. This is following a statement allegedly credited to Lai Mohammed, the national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that a verbal directive has been given to the operatives of the Customs and NIS to withdraw from the border posts.

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Chukwuemeka Obua, NIS public relations officer, in a statement on Monday, said, “The attention of the comptroller general of Immigration Service (CGIS), David Shikfu Parradang, has been drawn to a statement allegedly credited to the national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that a verbal directive has been given to the operatives of the Customs and Immigration Services to withdraw from the border posts in Kebbi and Katsina states.” “The CGIS wish to emphatically state that there is no such circular or directive given to neither the NIS nor its personnel at Kebbi and Katsina state commands. On the contrary, the NIS is reinforcing its borders and not contemplating abandoning same for a second. “The NIS and indeed other security agencies understand the grave con- sequences of abandoning the nation’s front-lines and so would never attempt to do so,” according to the statement.