Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has said the partial closure of Nigeria’s land borders would remain in force for now.
Buhari called on neighbouring countries affected by the closure negatively to exercise patient until the report of the tripartite committee made up of Nigeria, Benin and Niger Republic was ready.
The president spoke in Abuja when he received Mr Roch Marc Christian Kabore, the President of Burkina Faso at the Presidential Villa.https://tatahfonewsarena.com/wp-login.php?redirect_to=https%3A%2F%2Ftatahfonewsarena.com%2Fwp-admin%2Fupdate-core.php%3Faction%3Ddo-theme-upgrade&reauth=1
He said that the county’s next action would be based on the content of the report, an intervention by the Economic Community of West African States.
The Burkinabe leader is the head of the committee.
He revealed that security was the main reason Nigeria shut the borders.
“Security is our main problem ; the inflow of weapons, ammunition and drugs.
“We have seen a reduction in banditry using such weapons since the partial closure of the borders. As well, our farmers are now able to sell their rice since the inflow of foreign rice stopped, which usually get dumped in the country,” he added.
He however told Kabore that his regime is aware of the concerns raised by Nigeria’s neighbours over the border closure and he is doing everything possible to take the next action.