Nigerian borders to remain closed, all doors shut for illegal migrants


Nigerian borders will remain closed until neighbouring countries respect the country’s policy on food ban and other contraband importation.

This was disclosed on Wednesday by the Comptroller General of Customs, Hammed Ali, during a visit to Maigatari border in Jigawa State.

Maigatari border town connects Nigeria and Niger republic.

Ali while addressing custom personnel and community leaders at the border town lamented that criminals were coming in through Nigeria’s porous borders to perpetrate crimes freely.

According to him, Nigeria has enough food and is willing to go to all extent to ensure its borders were no longer porous.

The Comptroller General of Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, said the Federal Government’s directive was important to ensure that people do not enter into Nigeria or leave Nigeria through illegal means.

Nigeria has shut its borders with neighbouring countries including, Benin Republic and Niger for about a month.