By Ernest Nwokolo, Abeokuta

Nigeria will soon adopt electronic border (e-border) monitoring and surveillance for its seaports, international airports and land borders, the Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has said.

Babandede said the e-border control system will checkmate trans-border criminals, banditry, border crimes and related offences.

The NIS boss explained that the technology for e-border would be built and installed at strategic points to provide “real time online” surveillance for the nation’s borders – land, sea and air – in good time.

Babandede, who spoke at the weekend in Ilashe town of Ogun State while inaugurating the state command Forward Operation Base (FOB) of the NIS at the border area community, said the intelligence gathered from the e-border control system would be swiftly passed across to security agencies for appropriate action.