Coup: FG closes all border posts with Niger Republic

The Federal government through the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has officially announced the closure of all land borders linking Nigeria with the Niger Republic due to the recent coup d’etat in the West African country.

The NCS’ acting Controller General, Bashir Adewale, revealed this on Friday, August 4, 2023, during a visit to the Jibia border in Katsina.

According to Sahara Reporters, Adewale said the decision for the total blockage of the borders was to comply with the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS)’s directive to suspend the movement of cargo until further notice.

He added that as part of measures to ensure 100 per cent compliance, they will sensitize the border communities.

The acting Controller General said the decision was taken in the interest of peace and stability between the two countries.

Adewale said he had visited the deputy governor of Katsina State regarding the issue of the sensitisation.

In a swift response to the military coup in the Niger Republic on June 27, ECOWAS also enforced a no-flight zone over the country.


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