A Joint security team from 8-Division Nigerian Army, Sokoto has visited their Niger Republic counterpart to discuss modalities to tackle common border crimes.

A statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa said the team was led by Brigadier General L.K.N. Udeagbala, Commander 1-Brigade, who represented the GOC 8-Division.

Musa said the team met their Niger Republic counterpart at Dakana, where they extensively brainstorm on unfolding security challenges in Sokoto State and environs.

According to Musa, the team comprises representatives from Police, Department of State Services, DSS Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigerian Custom Service and Nigerian Security and Civil Security and Defence Corps.

He said following security threats on the border between Nigeria and Republic of Niger, a joint military border patrol team was set up in September 2018.