- Reasons the popular Seme border has remained 'closed' has been revealed
- The Nigeria Customs Service said there is a joint military exercise going on at the border
- According to the NCS, all individuals or group doing illegitimate business have been shut out while those who have legal businesses around the border have free access
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has disclosed why the popular Seme border has been closed for illegal business activities for some days.
The spokesperson for NCS, Joseph Attah, said the border could remain 'closed' for the next 28 days.
Nigerian Tribune reports that Attah said that only people with legitimate reasons at the border are allowed access.
It is likely that the joint security team will remain at the borders for the next 28 days.
“However, as I have always repeated, the borders are not closed. People with legitimate businesses and reasons are moving across the borders. If people stayed away from the borders, then ask if they are into legitimate businesses," Attaah said.
Speaking on the joint Military exercise going on at the border, Attah said the process is not focused on baring people from moving freely around the border but to ensure all illegitimate activities are brought to an end.
“In the morning of Wednesday, we heard that people were not being allowed in and out of the borders, so we quickly called our people to correct that aspect of the joint military exercise.
“The exercise is not meant to debar people from moving freely in and out of the borders as long as they have legitimate reasons to be there. That was on the morning of Wednesday," he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government on Tuesday, August 20, announced the closure of Seme border.
The closure was said to have caused discomfort for mostly business people - nationals and foreigners - returning to the various base.
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