July 25, 2024

Inter-Border Security : Ogun 1 Customs, Benin Republic Police, Close Ranks, Re-strategize For More Cohesion

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Inter-Border Security :
Ogun 1 Customs, Benin Republic Police, Close Ranks, Re-strategize For More Cohesion

By Jerry Aguigbo

Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun 1 Command is re- strategizing for a more cohesive and robust security alignment with its republic of Benin counterpart, (Benin Police, others) to find a lasting solution to recurring security issues across the borders on both sides of the divide.

Todaynews gathered that
the Inter-Agency Border Security Forum led by Comptroller Ahmadu Bello Shuaibu, Customs Area Controller, Ogun 1 Command met Tuesday, 27 March 2024 with its security agencies counterparts at Republic of Benin, the Idiroko community chiefs and the youths. The meeting also involved the Secretary General of Inter-Border Security Forum, Dr Bonny A Botoku, who mediates between the 2 countries.

The meetings according to reports, were convened to address issues that have become an albatross to the cooperation and peace enjoyed by the security agencies of both countries.

After a lot of discussion, submission and deliberations, the parties resolved that:
The community Chiefs and the Youth leaders are to return to their people and educate them on the motorcycle regulations and traffic laws being enforced by the Republic of Benin Police operatives.

There was also an agreement by the security agencies at Idiroko border to assist in enforcing Benin traffic laws by restricting movement of traffic offenders crossing over to Republic of Benin.

They however agreed to the prohibition of Idiroko youths against jungle justice and enjoining them to report any suspected civil case to the Nigerian Police, Idiroko Divisional Office or any other security agency at the border.

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