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President Buhari seeks stricter border policies to end terrorism

Written by on February 3, 2023

On the news now Let’s first tell you that President Muhammadu Buhari has called for stricter policing of borders to help check the influx of arms and terrorism.

The President who spoke while hosting the Secretary General of the World Customs Organisation, Dr Kunio Mikuriya, who is in Nigeria for the Global Conference on Fragile Borders, notes that the nature of the borders have encouraged the escalation of terrorism, economic sabotage, and illicit flow of arms.

The President says he believes the theme of the conference, ‘Enabling customs in fragile and conflict-affected situations,’ is of critical importance for Nigeria as a country but equally important to most countries in Africa.

To legislative matters, an Ad hoc Committee of the House of Representatives has accused the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami as well as Interpol, on what it describes as interference in the committee’s investigation.

The Committee which is investigating the nation’s stolen crude from 2014 till date, questioned why a whistleblower would be invited by Interpol on the request of the Ministry of Justice just after the commencement of the investigation of the House.

The Committee is investigating a whistleblower’s allegation of illegal sale of 48 million barrels of Nigeria’s bonny light crude in China in 2015, valued at 2.4 billion dollars.

However, the Head of the National Central Bureau of Interpol Nigeria, Garba Umar, has said the Bureau only acted on the request of the AGF.

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