The federal government has confirmed it would refurbish three grounded Nigeria Immigration Service surveillance aircraft to boost security at the nation’s borders.

The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau,‎ stated this today when he inspected the service’s air patrol base in Kaduna.

He said that due to paucity of funds the government had settled for the option of refurbishing the planes instead of buying new ones.

Dambazau said that the rehabilitation of the aircraft would be completed before the end of 2017.

He stressed that the need for air surveillance to complement land border patrols to effectively secure the nation’s borders.

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