President Muhammadu Buhari has mulled on reopening of borders.
He dropped the hint on Tuesday when he met with the 36 state Governors.
Acccording to him, the borders may be reopened soon.
He urges the the Governors to synergize with traditional rulers to gather necessary intelligence that would help improve security.
In his Twitter handle, Buhari said, “In my meeting with State Governors today I explained that the closure of Nigeria’s land borders was partly an attempt to control the smuggling in of weapons & drugs. Now that the message has sunk in with our neighbours, we’re looking into reopening the borders as soon as possible.
“Intelligence-gathering is also very critical to ensuring lasting security in Nigeria. In this regard, everyone has a role to play, in addition to the security agencies: Governors, traditional rulers, community leaders, citizens. We must all work to boost intelligence-gathering.
“We are investing heavily in weapons and equipment for our military. They have already received armoured cars and other equipment, and aircraft, and more will come in. We will continue to give them all the support they need to fight criminals. We must and will secure Nigeria