The Minister of Interior, Mr. Patrick Abba Moro, has disclosed that the United States Government is to assist Nigeria with surveillance equipment to help watch the country’s porous borders and help check the influx of illegal migrants. He disclosed this at a media forum in Abuja on Thursday.
According to him, the international aid is one of the measures being put in place to help curb the rate of insecurity in the country which is being aggravated by the uncontrolled influx of illegal migrants into the country.
Moro is hopeful that with the equipment being offered by the US, the insurgent activities of the illegal immigrants would be curtailed.
According to him, “” the cost of implementation of the surveillance equipment on our borders, we are in the process of certifying one of those that can be awarded. It is within the region of $2.6 million and it was tendered by a Chinese firm.
“But that money may drastically reduce as the United States Government is also in touch with us in fighting terror and the US government has offered to provide some surveillance equipment which we will deploy to the borders.”