Nigeria is a country in West Africa. The country shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger the north.
The Herald gathered that the country has only 84 approved land border control posts
Comptroller-General of the service, Mr. David Parradang, however, said there are more than 1,400 illegal borders in the country.
Parradang made the disclosure while addressing the National Conference Committee on Immigration.
He said that though the country has only 84 approved land border control posts, there are more than 1,400 illegal borders in the country.
According to him, “Across the over 4,000 square kilometres coverage, we have illegal routes which are not manned.
“The number of illegal routes is 100 times more than the number of approved routes.
“In Adamawa State for instance, we have about five control posts but we have 80 illegal routes in the state, through which people come into the country.’’
He added that there are also 83 illegal routes in Ogun state, stressing that the development has grave security implications for the country.
Meanwhile, The Herald earlier reported that the Comptroller-General of NCS retried Col. Hameed Ali, said all import and export of goods from the nation’s land borders remain banned until there is an agreement with neighbouring countries about all kinds of goods that should enter and exit the country.