Borders to be opened soon —PMB

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Nigerian land borders that have been closed since August 2019, will soon be reopened.

The president on Tuesday, December 8 met behind closed doors with the nation’s 36 state governors on the security challenges across the country.

At the meeting, President Buhari briefed the governors on the measures his administration is taking in tackling the deplorable state of insecurity across the country.

He also explained that the closure of the nation’s land borders was partly an attempt to control the smuggling of weapons and drugs and that since our neighbors are getting the message, the government was looking at reopening the borders as soon as possible.

He informed the state governors that his administration has invested heavily in weapons and equipment for the military and that he will continue to support the military in its fight against insurgency, banditry, criminality amongst others.

The President via his Twitter handle reiterated the commitment of his administration in curtailing security issues, a summary of what the meeting with the governors was about.

It reads:

”We are investing heavily in weapons and equipment for our military. They have already received armored cars and other equipment, and aircraft and more will come in. We will continue to give them all the support they need to fight criminals. We must and will secure Nigeria.

Intelligence-gathering is also very critical to ensuring lasting security in Nigeria. In this regard, everyone has a role to play, in addition to the security agencies: Governors, traditional rulers, community leaders, citizens. We must all work to boost intelligence-gathering.

In my meeting with State Governors today I explained that the closure of Nigeria’s land borders was partly an attempt to control the smuggling in of weapons & drugs. Now that the message has sunk in with our neighbors,we’re looking into reopening the borders as soon as possible.”he said

 

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