Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom today in Abuja, met with the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Mohammed Babandede to discuss issues of security affecting the state.
Governor Ortom urged the NIS to extend border patrol in Benue to fish out foreign herdsmen who invade parts of the state leading to the loss of lives and property.
Also on the request of the Governor, the Comptroller General gave the assurance that an office of the Nigeria Immigration Service would be established in Jato-Aka, a border town between Nigeria and Cameroun.
The Governor also solicited the recruitment of more Benue people into the Service.
The meeting between Governor Ortom and the NIS Comptroller General is part of ongoing efforts by the Benue State Governor to ensure peace and security within the state and on its boundaries.
Governor Ortom last week held another security meeting with his Taraba State counterpart, Governor Darius Ishaku in Kashimbila where far reaching decisions were made on the roadmap to peace between border communities of the two states.