Data from Trans Border Study on Seme and Idi-Iroko
The on-going security threats in Nigeria have been largely attributed to fledging organized crimes along two most popular borderlands between Nigeria and Benin Republic (the Seme and Idi-Iroko border areas). The study was conceived to establish veracity or otherwise of the claim. Empirical evidence from analyzed data indicated prominence of six genres of organized crimes. The study concluded that the inordinate practices constitute a huge negative burden on the nation in different spheres, security risk in particular. Immediate upgrade of border security operations digitization entwined with aerial surveillance, strategic recruitment and national rebirth project to encourage legitimate practices were recommended.