Borno State Deputy Governor, Umar Kadafur, has requested for the support of the Nigeria Immigration Service in order to curb illegal migration and other cross-border crimes in the state.
Kadafur sought the support on Friday in Maiduguri while receiving the Assistant Controller General in charge of Zone C, Abubakar Kankara.
The Deputy Governor said that the Immigration as an analytical stakeholder in the security organisation, has an important role to play in the implementation of the state’s 25-Year Development Plan.
He also assured NIS of government’s sustained support for its operations in the state.
Kankara had earlier said that his team was in Borno on tour of the formations in the zone.
According to him the tour would give the team the opportunity to discuss intelligence gathering and information sharing on how to secure the borders against the invasion of illegal migrants into the country.
Kankara, however promised the readiness of the service to support the government in the implementation of its 25 years State Development Plan.