Immigration’s border patrol planes grounded

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 11th, 2014
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The two planes used by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) for border patrol are no longer in operation due to long time abandonment, Minister of Interior Abba Moro was told yesterday.

Managing Director of Dornier Aviation Nigeria (DANA) Ltd Mark Snoxell said yesterday that the planes could still fly for the next 10 years if they were rescuscitated.

He spoke when he visited the minister in Abuja yesterday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Moro directed the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr David Parradang, to work out modalities for resuscitating the air border patrol unit of the service.

.He said the resuscitation of the unit was necessary to patrol the country’s borders to address security challenges.

The Minister said illegal immigrants in the country ‘have been identified as perpetrators of various acts of terrorism”.

He said that there was a need also to resume air border patrol as vehicular patrol and deployment of high-tech surveillance equipment was not enough to address the present security challenges.

“We have taken steps to resuscitate our border patrol by setting up a committee to examine our preparations for air border patrol against the existence and operations of our aircraft patrol units.

“The abandonment of these aircraft for some time now has made them unworthy to fly and with the visit of Dornier Aviation, we can start doing something immediately to revive our aircraft operations,” he said

Moro said due to paucity of funds, the Federal Government had adopted Public Private Partnership to protect and maintain its assets all over the country.

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