Customs shuts borders in north-central states



The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has ordered a closure of borders around the north-central states. 

This became effective through a letter signed by MA Dahiru, Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs in charge of Enforcement, and addressed to the Customs commands in the north-central states of Kwara, Niger and Kogi. 

“In line with Circular EII/Circular No 020 (Border Drill Operational Team), you are directed to ensure the total closure of all borders under your purview. This action is to take effect from August 20. 

“The closure is to ensure that goods and services are not traded/moved through the said borders,” the letter read. 

Last week, hundreds of travellers were stranded following the closure of Seme border in Lagos.

The border links Nigeria with Benin Republic and some other neighbouring West African countries. 

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