The year 2021 marks 12 years of Nigeria's struggle against insurgency. The longest war in this nations history. The risk of a protracted war of attrition is amplified primarily through the porosity of our border. Nigeria's border with Benin is 773km long.
With Chad its 87km. Nigeria's border with Niger spans a staggering 1,497km and Cameroon 1,690km. The porous nature of this border heightens the spread of illegal firearms into the country. I stated in a previous thread, of the over over 5 million illegal firearms trafficked
in West Africa, 80% find their way into Nigeria. Contemplate our border with Niger stretching across Sokoto, Jigawa,, Katsina and Yobe state. Its no surprise we are in the industrial age of terrorism given the relative ease via which terrorist's can cross into the country.
Lets not forget citizens of Niger and Cameroon have been suspected of participating in Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria. Some captured fighters speak only a creaole French dialect. They not only recruit, train and plan attacks. They use these countries as safe havens.
The fact that Boko Haram migrate across the border after commiting acts of terrorism in Nigeria buttress the need for swift action in addressing the porosity of our borders.

Solution?

We could create Africa’s largest border guarding force, tasked with protecting our border.
A specialized force of 10,000 well trained and well armed personnel with the sole responsibility of guarding Nigeria’s borders. The ease at which men and material flow into the country reveals' significant structural problems with Nigeria's border protection strategy.
Throwing in a force of customs agents generally untrained for their duties, lack sufficient strength and equipment, and have little coordination with the military and lack a strong intelligence infrastructure does not cut it.
The Defence Industry Corporation of Nigeria has come up with brilliant innovations of late. One of which is the BRG-120
We can mass produce these sophisticated and well protected BRG-120 protection booths.

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