January 22, 2021

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Borders will soon be open – Buhari

The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has said that Nigerian land borders will soon be open again.

Recall that the border have been closed since August 2019, he stated this during a meeting with the 36 state governors today in the state house Abuja yesterday.

Buhari also briefed then on his measures to stop insecurity in the country, revealing that he invested heavily in weapons for the military

Regarding the closed borders, the President said the closure of the land borders was partly an attempt to control the smuggling of weapons and drugs and that since the message has sunk in with our neighbors, the government was looking at reopening the borders as soon as possible.

President Buhari via his Twitter handle gave a brief summary of the outcome of his meeting with the state governors. It reads

”We are investing heavily in weapons and equipment for our military. They have already received armoured 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 neighbours,we’re looking into reopening the borders as soon as possible.”he said

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