President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, told 36 governors that the Federal Government was looking into reopening the nations borders as soon as possible.
President Buhari, who stated this in a meeting with the state governors on the issue of security, charged them to work more with traditional rulers and community members to improve local intelligence gathering that will aid the work of security agencies.
The President, who listened to presentations by a governor from each of the six geo-political zones on their specific security challenges, recalled that in the old order communities identified new comers and passed information to constituted authority.
According to him, the sub-region is no longer safe, more so with the collapse of the former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafis regime and the cross border movement of weapons and criminals.
Giving an overview of the security situation in each of the zones, the President said his administration had done well in the North East and South South, adding that the South South situation was still worrisome.
He explained that the closure of the nations land borders was partly an attempt to control the smuggling in of weapons and drugs.
President Buhari gave assurances that the countrys military will continue to get the support they needed to fight criminals.