July 24, 2024

Ogun 1 Customs Command tightens Grip On security, Fashions new Approach at Idiroko border

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Ogun 1 Customs Command tightens Grip On security, Fashions new Approach at Idiroko border

By Ossy Onyenwezi

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Ogun 1 Area Command has tightened its grip on security at the Idiroko border as the Customs Area Controller, Compt A. B. Shuaibu held an inter-agency stakeholders security meeting to fashion new approach to security matters.

The security forum led by Compt Shuaibu met with its security counterparts in the Republic of Benin, Idiroko community chiefs, and the youths.

The meeting also involved the Secretary General of Inter-Border Security Forum, Dr Bonny A Botoku, who acted as an intermediary between the two countries.

The meeting addressed issues that poised as a problem to the cooperation and peace enjoyed by the security agencies of both countries. After a lot of discussions, submissions, and deliberations, the meeting ended with peaceful resolutions, which included the following;

• That the community Chiefs and the Youth leaders are to return to their people and educate them on motorcycle regulations and traffic laws being enforced by the Republic of Benin Police operatives.

• Agreement by the security agencies at Idiroko border to assist in enforcing Benin traffic laws by restricting the movement of traffic offenders crossing over to the Republic of Benin.

• 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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