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Niger Republic reopens border with Nigeria

The government of Niger Republic has reopened their border in Konni for operations today March 22.

This comes one week after the authorities of Nigeria Customs Service following the directive of the Presidency opened the Illela land border between Nigeria and Niger Republic.

The border was declared open at exactly noon on Friday.

Recall that recently, the Nigeria Cistoms Service in complying with the federal government directives, have reopened all land and air borders across northern states and country, more recently the reopening of konni-illela border in Sokoto State to facilitate lawful trades between the two countries.

Members of the Economic Community of West African States closed their borders with Niger after the July 26, 2023 coup. The sanctions placed on them were however lifted in February this year.

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