Hundreds of Passengers Stranded in Seme Over Border Closure Due to Coronavirus

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Hundreds of passengers were stranded in Seme on Saturday as the Benin Republic closed its border over the global coronavirus pandemic.

A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who visited Seme border reports that the Benin Republic had closed the departure and arrival gates as early as 6:00 a.m. on Saturday

NAN reports that most of the passengers travelling to the Republic of Benin through Seme border were stranded because of the closure.

The passengers who were indigenes of the Benin Republic and Nigeria were allowed to pass through the gate to their respective countries but the Ghanaians and Togolese were not allowed and therefore remain stranded while refusing to go back to Nigeria.

NAN reports that one of the Ghanaian passengers said they had called their ambassador to the Benin Republic who promised to come and carry them from the border post.

Some stranded Nigerians going to the Benin Republic had gone back to their different destinations in Nigeria after waiting for several hours at the Seme border post.

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