Nigeria shut down Seme, Idiroko borders over security concerns
By Guardian Exclusive
29 August 2019 | 9:15 am
Hundreds of people, along with perishable items worth millions of naira, are stranded at Nigeria’s Seme and Idiroko borders as personnel of the Nigeria Customs Service look to secure the country’s porous borders.
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