President Muhammadu Buhari opened a new flank in his battle against illegal activities on Saturday when he ordered his administration to crackdown on smugglers and criminals across Nigeria’s borders.
The plan is seen as part of the Federal Government’s effort to ensure food security and improve local production of goods at competitive prices, as he commissioned ‘OPERATION SWIFT RESPONSE’ as a border drill exercise to checkmate the illegal activities of smugglers and bandits.
The border drill has been hugely successful and has led to the interception and seizure of large quantities of foods, materials, minerals and petroleum resources illegally trafficked across our borders. The President commends the security agencies for a job well done.
He, however, finds it disheartening to learn that 295 smuggled petroleum tankers were released without due authorization on 17th December, 2019 by some security officials charged with the responsibility of protecting our borders.