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Nigeria and Benin discuss border dispute

(17 August 2015)

Authorities from Nigeria and Benin are taking advantage of Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi’s visit to Benin to discuss resolving the border dispute between the two countries. The Governor’s visit follows a previous conversation between Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Beninois President Yayi Boni agreeing to move forward on the dispute.

The disputed territories include settlements in Bagudo Local Government of Kebbi in Nigeria and Maladil in Benin. As part of the visit, Bagudu promised to construct a road linking communities on both sides of the border.

Source:

Nigeria, Benin Republic begin talk on settlement of border dispute, 13 August 2015, Premium Times, http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/188304-nigeria-benin-republic-begin-talk-on-settlement-of-border-dispute.html