Border Control and Arms Smuggling in Nigeria: Glitches and Diagnoses

Authors : Mark, Kingsley Chinonso, Iwebi, Joseph C.

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 6 - June

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Border points in Nigeria have over the years, been characterized by its porous nature, weak control and a dearth of security personnel. Consequently, the development has led to the influx of smuggled arms and ammunitions on daily basis into the country, resulting in a gruesome phenomenon of violent conflicts, terrorism, war etc, which poses a great challenge to national security. The porous border situation presents a security problem demanding coordinated and collaborative national efforts of border security agencies and the inhabitants of borderline communities to address the issue effectively. The deficiencies and shortage of border security personnel, facilities, and training, combined with Nigeria’s prevalent penchant for graft and corruption complicate the problem even further. Thus, in a bid to capture the position of this research, the researcher adopted qualitative design to justify the essence of the study.

Keywords : Border, Control, Border Control, Arms, Smuggling, Arms Smuggling.


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