Uche Usim, Abuja
The Nigeria Customs Service on Sunday clarified that the memo which gave January 31, 2020 as a possible date for the reopening of land borders simply referred to the end of the joint security operation called Ex Swift Response, as the land frontiers will remain shut until the objectives are achieved.
Customs Spokesman, Joseph Attah, in an SMS to our correspondent said: “Please note that the internal memo is referring to the end of this phase of the joint security Ex-Swift Response and not a terminal date for the partial border closure.
“Security operation of this kind is usually in phases.
“The partial border closure will continue until the set objectives are achieved,” the statement said.