The sub-committee set up to compile the logistic requirements for an effective Joint Police Customs Immigration border patrols, has been traversing the remote operational bases and stations of the three services to assess the state of facilities and take inventory of operational requirements.
The sub-committee headed by ACG Ade Fadahunsi of the Nigeria Customs Service, with other members drawn from the participating agencies had rounded up its visit to border stations in Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Jigawa, Kano and Katsina State i.e. the facilities inspected in Mubi include the Sahuda Customs Station in Mubi, the Immigration Control Post, Sahuda and the Nigeria Police Station Sahuda. The buildings, generating sets water wells and vehicles were found to be in critical state of disrepair and sometimes in disused state.
Other border areas visited were customs; immigrations and police facilities in Banki, Gamboru and the Borno State headquarter buildings of the various services commands.
A significant observation of the subcommittee is the residence at which the various service operatives carry on their statutory functions despite the difficulties of poor infrastructure, collapsing operational facilities and vagaries of the climate.
The subcommittee was mandated by the three agencies to assess the state of infrastructural facilities on ground, operational tools, office and residential accommodation, and make appropriate recommendations to the Minister of internal affairs who is the co-coordinator of the Joint Border Patrol.