Tthe acting CG of the Nigeria Customs Service, Bashir Adeniyi, on Sunday, confirmed to have issued a red alert to the officers and personnel manning the country’s borders with the Benin Republic, Cameron, and others following the orders of President Bola Tinubu.
Adeniyi, who disclosed this during conversation with representatives of NCS, stated that the closure of the Nigeria-Niger border “is 100 percent” being carried out.
The Comtroller General also disclosed that he has encouraged customs operstovesanningbthe borders to be tread carefully and stay vigilant. He also urged the border patrol agents to resist any attempts to jeopardise the security of the country.
Adeniyi told NCS that his men are aware that any transit goods travelling to the Niger Republic need to be given extra thought. He went on saying that they’ve been order to halt the transit of any goods intended for the Niger Republic through Nigerian customs.
Recall, President Tinubu, through ECOWAS has directed that the land borders between the Niger Republic and Nigeria be closed as part of the bloc fight against the military junta who ended democracy in the West African country.
Adeniye added that the reason for the closure of borders with Benin Republic and Cameroon, is to stop criminals who may want to break into or smuggle firearms into Niger, through the neighbouring land borders.
Military junta on July 26 deposed President Mohammed Bazoum to take over affafos of the country. Following the coup, the junta ended the country’s relationship with France and Nigeria.