The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday called for the establishment of a Border Protection Force to secure the nation’s borders.
The National Chairman of the opposition party, Uche Secondus gave the advice at a world press conference organised by the party in Abuja on Monday.
According to Secondus, the force will include an integrated border protection system that will draw personnel and equipment from existing armed services and Nigeria Immigration Service.
Insisting that the nation’s borders must be protected from the activities of terrorists and bandits, Secondus said: “This border force should be equipped with reconnaissance, intelligence gathering, prevention and enforcement facilities. It should therefore have air, sea, and land capability,” he said.
Secondus, who decried the increase of cases of murder, kidnapping and other acts of terrorism across the country, especially in Kaduna, Niger, Benue, Katsina and Zamfara, called for the deployment of technology in the fight against terror, banditry and other crimes.