Nigeria leader vows to reopen land borders ‘soon’


Abuja – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has indicated that he could reopen the country’s land borders “as soon as possible” after they were shut last year to control smuggling activities.

Nigeria is bordered by Benini, Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

Buhari told state governors on Tuesday that the closure of borders was “an attempt to control the smuggling of weapons and drugs”.

“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 wrote on Twitter.


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