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.

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    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.


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