President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate withdrawal of security personnel undermining his administration’s partial closure of land borders from the country’s border posts.
This followed the discovery that 295 tankers laden with smuggled petroleum products were released on December 17 by some security operatives charged with the responsibility of manning the borders without authorization.
The Presidency said that following the development, President Muhammadu Buhari set up an inquiry board chaired by the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno, Retired, to investigate it.
The board, upon completion of the investigation, found out that security operatives connived with some persons to release the tankers without authorization.
This was stated by President Buhari’s media aide, Mr Femi Adesina, in a State House statement. The Presidency neither named the security agencies involved nor mentioned the persons alleged to have committed the illegality.