Nigeria, Benin Republic collaborate to foster unity


The National Boundary Commission and its Benin Republic counterpart, have embarked on joint campaign towards cementing the bond between both countries, prior to the colonial rule.

The campaign took place at Kosu Bosu, Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara section of the Nigeria-Benin International Boundary.

This is contained in a statement by the Director-General of NBC, Mr Adamu Adaji, and issued by the Head of information Unit, Mrs Efe Ovuakporie, on Wednesday in Abuja.

Socio-cultural activities such as sports were featured as part of its efforts to promote peaceful co-existence between the dwellers along the boundary of the two countries.

Adaji, during the exercise, noted that lack of a clear-cut demarcation of the boundary between the two countries had contributed to the issues of claims and counter claims by border communities.

Adaji said it also led to insecurity along the border corridors, adding that bad elements had capitalised on the non-clarity of the boundary to perpetuate criminal activities in the communities.

“The height of insecurity in these communities is very worrisome as the problem has become a hydra-headed monster which has proven difficult for the security agents of both countries to intervene because of the fear of crossing into the other’s sovereign territory.

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