Customs officer opens up on land border closure

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The new Coordinator of the Joint Border Operations Drill, North central Zone, Ilorin, Kwara, Mohammed Garba, has said that the Federal Government policy on temporary closure of the nation’s land border is not designed to witch-hunt or obstruct legal businesses.

He said this at the palace of the Emir of Yashikira, Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara on Sunday when he led his team on familiarisation tour of border communities in the state.

Garba, who is also a Comptroller, Nigeria Customs Service, explained that the idea was not to obstruct indigenes from legitimate trading.

According to him, the decision is rather to encourage local farmers, control the inflow of arms and ammunition, halt smuggling of illicit drugs and other prohibited goods in and out of the country.