The closure of land borders by the Federal Government was done in good faith, Chairman Senate Committee on National Security and Intelligence, Senator Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir has said. The senator, representing Sokoto East, who commented on the closure, said it was done to prevent the movement of arms and other dangerous weapons into nation.
The lawmaker, who said the measure was also necessary to add greater value to local foods, stated that the attendant hardship was temporary. Gobir said President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan was to ensure adequate protection of lives and properties in the country. According to him, the President has a good programme and plan to ensure that every Nigerian lives in peace. He said a lot of measures were being taken to safeguard the people and their properties. This, he said, was particularly in the northern region where cases of kidnapping, cattle rustling, banditry had become prevalent. The senator tasked the youths on education as well as skills acquisition