Insecurity: Only God can watch over Nigeria-Niger border, says Buhari

Insecurity: Only God can watch over Nigeria-Niger border, says Buhari

- Nobody can better monitor the Nigeria-Niger border other than God

- This was the confession of President Buhari on Tuesday, December 22

- The president said that this is because the expanse of land between both nations is massive

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President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted that only God can effectively monitor the Nigeria-Niger border which, according to him, spans about 1,400 kilometres expanse of land.

The president made this confession during his reception of a former vice president, Namadi Sambo, at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday, December 22, The Cable reports.

The Nigerian leader noted that he can speak of this particular border because it is close to his hometown, Daura in Katsina state.

Insecurity: Only God can watch over Nigeria-Niger border, says Buhari
The president said only God can watch the Nigeria-Niger border (Photo: @MBuhari)
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However, President Buhari said Nigeria is constantly in touch with the government of Niger and is willing to help the country in any way it can.

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The president was quoted by Femi Adesina, one of his media aides, to have said:

“I come from Daura, few kilometres to the Republic of Niger, so I should know a bit about that country. The president there is quite decent, and we are regularly in touch. He is sticking to the maximum term prescribed by the constitution of his country.
“Also, we share more than 1,400 kilometres of border with that country, which can only be effectively supervised by God. I will speak with the President and offer his country our support. We need to do all we can to help stabilize the Sahel region, which is also in our own interest.”

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Meanwhile, the Nigerian government signed an agreement for the transportation of imported petroleum products from Niger Republic.

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This was disclosed in a statement signed by Garba Deen Mohammed, media aide to the minister of petroleum on Thursday, November 19.

Part of the statement read:

“The federal government of Nigeria and the Republic of Niger have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for petroleum products transportation and storage.”

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