President buhari on Tuesday, told 36 governors that the Federal Government was looking into reopening the nation’s borders as soon as possible.
President buhari, stated this in a meeting with the state governors while discussing the issue of security. He charged them to work more with traditional rulers and community members to improve local intelligence gathering that will aid the work of security agencies.
buhari, who listened to presentations by a governor from each of the six geo-political zones on their specific security challenges, recalled that in the old order communities identified new comers and passed information to constituted authority. According to President buhari, “The sub-region is no longer safe, more so with the collapse of the former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi’s regime and the cross border movement of weapons and criminals.
He explained that the closure of the nation’s land borders was partly an attempt to control the smuggling in of weapons and drugs. “Now that the message has sunk in with our neighbor, we are looking into reopening the borders as soon as possible, ” President buhari said.
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