Nigeria border closure: Businesses complain of revenue loss

The government says it wants to stop smugglers and criminals who pose a threat to the country and its economy and will keep the borders closed for now.

by

    Business owners in Nigeria are complaining they have lost hundreds of millions of dollars since the government closed a border crossing with neighbouring Benin.

    Authorities say they are trying to stop illegal goods being smuggled in.

    Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Nigeria-Benin border.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    We visualised 1.2 million votes at the UN since 1946. What do you think are the biggest issues facing the world today?

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.