APC raises alarm over withdrawal of Customs, Immigration personnel from border posts

The All Progressives Congress has raised the alarm over a strange directive ordering the withdrawal of Customs, Immigration and other security personnel from the country’s border posts in Kebbi and Katsina States, wondering what purpose such a directive was meant to serve.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said the verbal directive led to the total withdrawal of the stated personnel from the border posts in the two states, leaving the posts unmanned.

It wondered who gave the order and for what purpose, and asked the Federal Government to immediately tell Nigerians what happened.

”It will not be enough for the government to tell Nigerians that it is not aware of such a development, because that will be more egregious than what happened in the first instance, and will amount to the government not being able to secure the country’s borders.

”It is also necessary to tell Nigerians how many states were affected by such orders. We were only made aware of two, but there is the possibility that the directive could have been more widespread,” APC said.

The party said with no one left to man the borders in the affected areas for as long as the directive lasted, which is yet to be determined, anything could have happened.

”Who gave the verbal order? Was the order given verbally so that there will be no evidence of it? Were the Customs, Immigration and other security personnel ordered away to allow the free entry of contraband goods, election materials, weapons, terrorists or what?

”Even with our borders manned, Boko Haram terrorists have been marauding freely along the border areas. Will this illegal order not worsen the security situation, at a time the government is giving Nigerians the assurance that it will deal Boko Haram a mortal blow within six weeks?” it queried.

APC said the development, coming a day after leaflets were distributed in Gombe asking people to stay away from polling booths on election days, raises more fears over the ongoing scheming by the Jonathan Administration and the PDP to ensure the rescheduled elections do not hold.

”In pursuit of this objective, these band of desperate people will do anything, including threatening the very existence of the country. Nigerians must not allow them,” the party said.


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  • Benny born

    APC …….. PDP ……. oya make una declare E-WAR. on the issues above.

  • amazing2012

    ……so that their arms will get to the country easily ! God will expose them and destroy their evil plan.

  • Ogom

    It’s a “verbal order” for a reason – so no one will know who issued the order and no one will be held responsible for whatever dire consequences flow from such a diabolical decision.

    Satanic PDP government!

    • paul preston

      APC is a janjaweed party with violent tendencies and a lying campagin but on the 28th of March their noise will end

  • Usman

    This is horrible, we will eventually know who sponsors boko boys

  • Otile

    Do you believe everything Lair Mohammed says?

  • Remi

    Please APC continue to SHOUT ON TOP OF YOUR VOICE so that this satanic government will have no hiding place. is this the military operation they want to do : leave our borders unmanned so that their mercenaries can come in unhindered. God will not allow them

  • famaks

    Some one will tell us it is a lie. This story can be confirm by simply making some calls rather than wave it off. This is a dangerous moment in history of Nigeria . we all need keep our eys opened

  • SONIA KRUGER

    APC is very funny, always crying and ranting nonsense.

    • Emancipation

      friend you ought to be glad someone is doing this job and is sacrificing himself for this.

    • King Carlos

      So u prefer not to have an opposition party that will expose the government?

  • Yusuf

    what ever evil they are plotting will end up on their head

  • burning spear

    n 1984, Buhari Stopped the following in our Universities,
    1] University direct funding for research and Development was STOPPED,
    2] Scholarships to study in Universities overseas to ease Technology and knowledge transfer [STOPPED].
    3] Banned Free education in Universities and our higher schools. [STOPPED]
    4] Stopped Free feeding in Universities (Govt vouchers) [STOPPED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT].
    We are not blaming Buhari on how he treated education during his tenure. He cannot give what he does not have.

    Starting from 2011 under the guide of a humble teacher,
    1] Education took a lion share of our budget, first in History of Nigeria.
    2] Education budget was increased by 200% to ensure that we have enough lecture rooms, Laboratories, Lecture Theatres, Hostels, Libraries.
    3] Special fund for Research and Development in Universities and University Teaching Hospitals.
    4] Goodluck Jonathan started a pilot scheme for Scholarships for Nigerian graduates NOT based on quota system.
    5] Structured education of Almajiri’s in Northern Nigeria, institutionally removing the machinery that breeds touts and miscreants.——————WHAT A SHAME——WHY NO ASK NEW YORK TIMES AND THE ECONOMIST TO INVESTIGATE FOR U IN APC

    • Collins

      New York Time is a scam we all know that.

  • blueeyedkitten

    GOD IS BEST OF PLANNERS.

  • Ette

    May the evil plans of wicked PDP come upon their heads. They are orchestrating the boko haram killings for their political benefits. May the blood of the innocent be upon their heads. Such orders have been issued before attacks by boko haram, so now they are going for destablisation of Nigeria so they remain in power under the pretext that we are in a war situation. Nigerians must be on alert and defend their country, Obj has hinted on this and soon after he tore their evil card, personnel are moved away from our borders. God will disappoint them and disgrace them out of power equation in our dear country.

  • King Carlos

    Thank God for APC, Nigeria would have gone worse If not for them. They keep shouting everyday about the illegalities of this government yet, some ignorant people think they are playing politics.

    • vTrigger

      And you are also there King Carlos?
      You truly believe the sincerity of these people with rotten conscience?
      Ha ha ha ha!!!

  • kev

    Oga how much has wike given you? Cos all the guy knows is money solveth all things. A governor who cannot distinguish between governance and politicking.