Nigeria hands over land to Niger


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Nigeria hands over land to Niger

A Nigerian settlement in Abadam under the local governance of Borno state has been handed over to the Republic of Niger. A dispute over a boundary between the two countries begun five years ago. “Both countries visited the communities and jointly measured the geographical co-ordinates and compared it with the colonial version of 1912…We also made a comparison with the demarcation done by the Lake Chad Basi Commission…After comparing surveys, measurements and records, it was discovered that Tombo-Mota fell into Niger Republic,” read a statement issued yesterday, Tuesday, by the National Boundary Commission.

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