Nigeria is a country situated on the African continent’s western coast. Various countries share land and sea borders with the country. Between Independent countries and Nigeria, there are land borders with judicially imposed delineation lines. To the north, the Republic of Niger, to the east, the Republic of Cameroon and Chad, and to the south, the Gulf of Guinea of the Atlantic. Benin is a West African country located west of Nigeria. This article will look at the country’s whole list of land borders.
FULL LIST OF LAND BORDERS IN NIGERIA
The following is a comprehensive list of Nigeria’s land borders:
LAGOS – REPUBLIC OF BENIN LAND BORDER
The Seme border, located in the Badagry West Local Council Development Area of Lagos, is a designated border-crossing point for goods and people moving between Nigeria and Benin.
Lagos is a seaside route that connects Badagry with Cotonou in the Republic of Benin.
CROSS RIVER – REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON BORDER
Cross River is a Nigerian state in the south of the country that shares a border with the Republic of Cameron. The Republic of Cameroon forms the eastern boundary of Cross Rivers State.
The Manyu River in Mamfe, Republic of Cameroon, marks the border between Mfun, Etung Local Government Area, and Cameroon. Despite the fact that it is not a physical border, a suspension bridge connecting Nigeria and the Republic of Cameroon’s Ekok village was built in 1948 at the Mfum border station, rendering it an official international border point.
OGUN – LAND BORDER OF THE REPUBLIC OF BENIN
Ogun State is located in the south-western part of Nigeria and shares a western border with the Republic of Benin. Along the Niger-Benin land border, there are several border settlements, including Igbofoki Community in Yewa North Local Government Area and Idiroko hamlet in Ipokia Local Government Area in Ogun State. They act as entry points into the Republic of Benin, which is a sovereign country.
ENUGU – REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON LAND BORDER
The 443-kilometer Enugu-Bamenda Highway connects Enugu State with the Republic of Cameroon’s Bamenda City.
ZAMFARA – REPUBLIC OF NIGER LAND BORDER
The Republic of Niger shares a boundary with the state of Zamfara. To the north, Zamfara State’s Shinkafi Local Government Area has a border with the Republic of Niger.
ADAMAWA – REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON LAND BORDER
To the east, Adamawa State is bordered by the Northern-Cameroon village of Garoua.
BORNO – REPUBLIC OF NIGER LAND BORDER
Borno is a Nigerian state in the north that shares borders with three countries: Chad, the Republic of Nigeria, and the Republic of Benin, making it the only state in the country to do so. The Republic of Niger borders Borno State to the east..
The border town separating Borno State and the Niger Republic is Bosso village in the Diffa region of Niger Republic.
JIGAWA – REPUBLIC OF NIGER LAND BORDER
Jigawa is a Nigerian state in the northwestern part of the country, sharing an international boundaries with Niger. The border town that separates the Niger Republic from Jigawa State is Zinder in the Republic of Niger.
SOKOTO – REPUBLIC OF NIGER LAND BORDER
The Republic of Niger shares an external boundary with Sokoto. The Niger Republic is located to the north of the Sokoto State. Sokoto State’s dry terrain connects with the Republic of Niger’s Dosso Region’s desert.
KEBBI – REPUBLIC OF NIGER LAND BORDER
Kebbi State is delimited by Dosso Region of the Republic of Niger towards the northwest.
KWARA – REPUBLIC OF BENIN LAND BORDER
In Nigeria, this is one of the country’s land borders. Chikanda, a border town in the Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State, shares a border with Ndali, a town in the Republic of Benin’s Nikki Province.
BORNO – REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON LAND BORDER
Borno State is separated from the Republic of Cameroon by the Banki town of Borno State, which is bordered by the Achimide commune in the Republic of Cameroon’s Far North Province.
OYO – REPUBLIC OF BENIN LAND BORDER
Oyo State is located in Nigeria’s southwest. To the southwest, the State of Oyo has an international border with the Republic of Benin. The border town of Atisbo Local Government Area is shared with the Republic of Benin.
BENUE – REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON LAND BORDER
Benue is a Nigerian state in the north-central region of the country, with a border to the south-east with the Republic of Cameroon.
YOBE – REPUBLIC OF NIGER LAND BORDER
The Republic of Niger maintains an international land boundary with the northeastern state of Yobe. Yobe State’s Machina Logal Government Area is bordered on the north by the Republic of Niger’s Diffa and Zinder Regions.
SOKOTO – REPUBLIC OF NIGER LAND BORDER
The Republic of Niger and Sokoto State share international borders. To the north, the Konni Region of the Republic of Niger borders the Illela Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
Land borders are critical to the economies of Nigeria and the Sovereign States that border it, since they permit trade, supply foreign exchange, and allow people to move freely between the countries. Recognized entrance points are developed to manage the mobility of goods and people via the boundaries to prevent unlawful inflow and outflow of people and smuggled items.
Physical and natural boundary lines that impede interactions and transport, such as mountain ranges, rivers, lakes, and forests, to landscape boundaries that form as a result of a combination of political and natural borders, including the borders that demarcate between Sovereign states, effectively giving direct autonomy that cannot be obstructed by other governments within its boarders
With the exception of the boundaries that Nigeria holds with the Republic of Niger, the Republic of Chad, the Republic of Cameroon, and the Republic of Benin, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Ghana, the Republic of Benin, and the Republic of Cameroon all share maritime boundaries with Nigeria.