GIS sets up inland check points to clamp down on illegal migration

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), now basking in a bolstered logistical support, has switched to inland checkpoints as a second layer to clamp down on illegal migration.

Under a highly security collaboration, personnel of GIS are assisted at these checkpoints by other security agencies to leave no room for complacency.

The Chronicle understands that these initial inland checkpoints are mounted in the Upper East, West and the Northern corridors, bordering Togo and Burkina Faso respectively, which are considered hot beds for terrorist activities.

They would be replicated across the country.

Facts established by this reporter on the ground are that, the GIS has for the first time in its existence been given enough logistical support to enable it to discharge ITS duties effectively.

The Interior Minister, Ambrose Derry, whose tireless efforts landed the support is praised everywhere in the service, which some time ago lacked such essential tools to work with.

A highly placed security source who divulge this information in exclusivity with The Chronicle, but preferred anonymity, said the government has learnt lessons from the neighbouring countries being terrorized by the activities of jihadist movement and will tighten any loose screw.

According to the source, GIS, with security collaboration, will also increase its searchlight performance in certain sectors. These include Fulani nomadic herds movement and onion carting trucks coming from the landlocked states.

The highly respected source continued that since it is not likely that insurgents would group and carry explosives and munitions to cross our checkpoints, they might adopt a system of procuring the lethal stocks locally to achieve their objective.

To this end, the internal intelligence wings have also stepped up their ability to make the country safe by not leaving any stone unturned.

He added that the black marketeering and galamsey activities are also on the radar of the GIS and for that matter the intelligence agencies.


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