Nigeria Immigration deploys ‘special force’ to fight bandits in North-west

The Nigerian Immigration Service on Monday said it will deploy a 2,000-strong Special Force in the North-west to restore peace and security in the region.‎

‎The Comptroller General, Muhammad Babandede, stated this during the passing out parade of 320 First Batch of pioneer Special Force of the Service, at the NIS Training School in Kano.

Mr Babandede said the deployment was imperative to address security challenges and enhance peacebuilding process in the region.

He noted that special operation in the North-west “was a definitive military initiative”, to respond to criminal activities like arson; kidnapping, armed banditry and cattle rustling prevalent in the area.

He said: “The level of insecurity in the North-west zone has constituted a threat to national security.‎

“This training is to prepare our men on how to respond to security challenges in the North-west, hence, we have trained, professionally equipped gallant and fit officers and men to secure and restore peace in the area.

“The Special Force which consists of 70 officers and 250 other ranks are going there as a component of Joint Task Force (JTF).

“Our target is to deploy 2,000…

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