Sokoto Senator commends FG on closure of land borders

Chairman, Senate Committee on National Security and Intelligence, Senator Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir, has applauded the Federal Government action on the closure of land borders.

The Senator representing Sokoto East pointed out that the government decision has tremendously impacted on the security situation, especially in the northern region.

According to him, “the closure of land borders has really curtailed the movement of arms and other dangerous weapons into the country.

“The issues of security is a very sensitive matter that cannot be made public but a lot of measures has been taken to ensure protection of lives and properties of every Nigerian.

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“President Muhammad Buhari has good programmes and plans to ensure every Nigerian leave in peace with adequate protection of lives and properties in the country.

“I am aware that a lot of measures were being taken to safeguard the people and their properties, particularly in the northern region where cases of kidnapping, cattle rustling, banditry had become the order of the day.”

Senator Gobir, who further explained that the measure was also necessary to add greater values to local food production and consumption, urged Nigerians to persevere as the attendant hardship will be temporary.

The lawmaker urged the teeming youths in Sokoto East and the state at large to embrace education or acquire a skill.

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