- The closure of Nigerian border has reduced arms smuggling, the Department of State Services (DSS) says
- According to the security agency, it has also checkmated illegal migration into the country
- Mohammad Babandede, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Immigration Service also backed the DSS's assertion on this
Nigerians can now sleep with all eyes closed as closure of the Nigerian land borders has helped reduce arms smuggling, the director-general of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, has said.
According to Bichi, goods illegally brought into the country has reduced as a result of the move by the federal government. He added that it has checkmated influx of firearms and illegal immigrants into the country.
Sahara Reporters wrote that the DG said this while speaking at the graduation ceremony of the executive intelligence management course of the National Institute for Security Studies in Abuja.
Bichi's view was also supported by Mohammad Babandede, the comptroller-general of the Nigeria Immigration Service.
Recall that the federal government, few months ago, shut its borders with neighbouring countries to check excessive smuggling into Nigeria.
Legit.ng reported earlier that President Muhammadu Buhari said Nigerians are happy with the federal government’s closure of all land borders.
The president said he decided to close the border with the sole aim of supporting local manufacturers.
The governor of Kebbi state, Atiku Bagudu, said this on behalf of President Buhari at the second edition of the national unity food fair organised by the National Council for Women Society (NCWS) in Abuja.
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