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The Minister of Interior, Honourable Abba Moro, has announced the commitment of the Federal Government to halt the activities of terrorist group in the country, just as he condemned the attack on churches in Bauchi.

Abba Moro, who spoke to newsmen at Ogbokolo, Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State his country home, on Sunday, also condoled with the families of the victims of the Sunday attack in Bauchi, which resulted in the loss of many lives.

While regretting the continual attacks on innocent citizens of the country by the dreaded Boko Haram sect, the minister explained that the Federal Government was on top of the situation, saying that series of measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of citizens and foreigners across the country.

He went further to state that part of the measures put in place prevented the influx of over 16,000 foreigners, who could have infiltrated the country illegally. This, he said, was as a result of the tight security at the nation’s borders.

He added that, about 4000 illegal immigrants in the country have been sent back to their respective countries, and reiterated the Federal Government’s efforts at putting an end to the activities of terrorism in the country.

According to him, "the patrol of our borders by security operatives has continued to yield positive result, because as at last count, over 16,000 illegal immigrants, who could have come into the country were prevented, while about 4,000 illegal immigrants have been sent back."

The minister, who further reiterated his call to the people to be security conscious and to promptly alert the security operatives on strange activities within their environment, said that, the issue of security should not be left in the hands of government alone. Home Page

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