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Only God can effectively secure Nigerian borders, Buhari declares


President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that the border between Nigeria and the Republic of Niger can only be secured by God.

Acccording to his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said this while receiving former Vice President Namadi Sambo; who heads ECOWAS Election Mission to the Republic of Niger.

The statement titled, ‘President Buhari pledges support for polls in the Republic of Niger’, describes the outgoing Nigerien President as a ‘very decent man”.

Adeshina quotes his principal to have said that Nigeria will give strong support to the Republic of Niger; which holds general elections later this month.

Buhari said, “I come from Daura, few kilometers to the Republic of Niger. So, I should know a bit about that country.

“The President is quite decent, and we are regularly in touch. He is sticking to the maximum term prescribed by the Constitution of his country.

“Also, we share more than 1,400 kilometers of border with that country, which can only be effectively supervised by God.

“I will speak with the President, and offer his country our support. We need to do all we can to help stabilise the Sahel region, which is also in our own interest.”

Sambo as congratulated Buhari on the successful return of abducted schoolboys from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, in Katsina State.