TRAMADOL & WEAPONS REASONS FOR BORDER CLOSURE
“It is not about smuggling petroleum or rice but, the Republic of Benin was the world’s second-largest importer of Tramadol from the United States. “All those drugs came into Northern Nigeria and now we hear that there are also arms coming in.
“You cannot say because we have signed up to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement you then violate the principle of free trade by dumping in our country.
So closing the borders, I hope is not a permanent solution but what I hope is that is an opportunity to sit down and agree on rules and then open up the borders.