Director-General of the Department for State Services (DSS), Magaji Bichi says the closure of Nigeria’s borders has helped to reduce the inflow of smuggled firearm and enabled security agencies to keep track of the movement of people who pose a threat to the security of the country.
Bichi said this at the graduation ceremony of the Executive Intelligence Management Course of the National Institute for Security Studies in Abuja.
He appealed to the Federal Government to sustain the closure until normalcy is returned.
The DSS boss urged the graduating participants to use their knowledge in their respective duty posts to help the government handle the nation’s security challenges effectively.
Nigeria’s four major borders in the North-West, North-Central, South- West, and South-South geopolitical zones were closed on August 21 in a bid to free the country from criminal activities including smuggling and enhance the economy, a move that has generated mixed reactions.
According to the National Security Adviser (NSA), Retired Major General Babagana Monguno, the border closure will remain until the objectives behind the closure are achieved.