COVID-19: Passengers stranded as Benin Republic closes border
Hundreds of passengers have been stranded in Seme on Saturday because the Benin Republic closed its border over the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.
A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who visited Seme border studies that the Benin Republic had closed the departure and arrival gates as early as 6:00 a.m. on Saturday
NAN studies that a lot of the passengers travelling to the Republic of Benin via Seme border have been stranded due to the closure.
Passengers who have been indigenes of Benin Republic have been allowed to go via the gate to their nation whereas Nigerians have been allowed to undergo the gate to Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Ghanaian and Togolese passengers stranded on the border publish, nonetheless, refused to return to Nigeria.
NAN studies that one of many Ghanaian passengers mentioned that they had known as their ambassador to Benin Republic who promised to come back and carry them from the border publish.
Some stranded Nigerians going to the Benin Republic had gone again to their completely different locations in Nigeria after ready for a number of hours on the Seme border publish.
A senior Immigration officer, who didn’t need his title talked about, advised NAN that Nigeria was not knowledgeable earlier than the closure.
He mentioned that the conventional factor was for Benin to tell Nigeria earlier than closing the border.
He mentioned that Togo had already closed its borders towards the Benin Republic.