List of Land Borders in Nigeria

The portion of the solid Earth that is not submerged in water permanently is referred to as land, dry land, or ground. The majority, but not all, of land is found above sea level (varying over geologic time scales) and is mostly made up of crustal materials like rock, sand, soil, and occasionally ice. Throughout history, the vast bulk of human activity has taken place on land that is suitable for agriculture, habitat, and other natural resources. Some life forms, such as land plants and land animals, have evolved from ancestors that first appeared in bodies of water.

Land Borders in Nigeria

Nigeria is a nation that may be found on the western coast of Africa. The nation has numerous sea and land bordering neighbours and a variety of natural and climatic characteristics. The Republic of Niger to the north, the Republic of Cameroon and East Chad to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic to the south are the land borders of judicially enforced demarcation lines between Sovereign nations with Nigeria. Nigeria’s western neighbour is the Republic of Benin.

This is a list of land borders in Nigeria:

  • ZAMFARA – REPUBLIC OF NIGER LAND BORDER

Zamfara State is bordered by the Republic of Niger. Zamfara State’s Shinkafi Local Government Area shares a border to the north with the Republic of Niger.

  • ADAMAWA – REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON LAND BORDER

Garoua, a town in Northern Cameroon, forms the eastern boundary with Adamawa State.

  • BORNO – REPUBLIC OF NIGER LAND BORDER

Borno is the only state in Nigeria that shares borders with three nations, namely Chad, the Republic of Nigeria, and the Republic of Benin. Borno is located in the north of the country. The Republic of Niger borders Borno State to the east. The town of Bosso in the Niger Republic’s Diffa area serves as the border crossing between Borno State and Niger Republic.

  • JIGAWA – REPUBLIC OF NIGER LAND BORDER

Northwest Nigerian state Jigawa shares a northern international border with Niger. The border town dividing Jigawa State from the Republic of Niger is in Zinder Region.

  • CROSS RIVER – REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON BORDER

The Republic of Cameron shares a border with the state of Cross River, which is situated in southern Nigeria. Republic of Cameroon borders the eastern portion of Cross Rivers State. The Manyu River, located in Mamfe, Republic of Cameroon, serves as the border between Mfun, Etung Local Government Area, and Cameroon. Although it is not a physical border, the Mfum border station has a suspension bridge built in 1948 that connects Nigeria with the Republic of Cameroon’s Ekok settlement, designating it as a border crossing point.

  • OGUN – REPUBLIC OF BENIN LAND BORDER

Ogun State in Nigeria, which is in the southwest, borders the Republic of Benin on the west. Igbofoki Community in Yewa North Local Government Area and Idiroko Village in Ipokia Local Government Area in Ogun State are two border communities that serve as entrance points into the Republic of Benin along the Niger-Benin land border. Since the 1960s, the latter has been acknowledged as a legitimate border crossing location.

  • SOKOTO – REPUBLIC OF NIGER LAND BORDER

Republic of Niger and Sokoto are separated by an international border. The State of Sokoto is adjacent to the Niger Republic, which is located there. The desert-like Dosso Region of the Republic of Niger joins with Sokoto State’s dry region.

  • KEBBI – REPUBLIC OF NIGER LAND BORDER

Kebbi State is bounded by Dosso Region of the Republic of Niger to the northwest.

  • KWARA – REPUBLIC OF BENIN LAND BORDER

This is one of Nigeria’s land boundary boundaries. The town of Ndali is located in the Nikki Province of the Republic of Benin, while Chikanda is a border town in the Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State.

  • BORNO – REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON LAND BORDER

Borno State’s Banki town, which is bordered by the Achimide commune in the Far North Province of the Republic of Cameroon, serves as the country’s land boundary with Borno State.

  • OYO – REPUBLIC OF BENIN LAND BORDER

Nigeria’s southwest is where Oyo State is located. To the southwest, the Republic of Benin and the State of Oyo share a border with international jurisdiction. The border town where the Republic of Benin and Nigeria meet is called Atisbo Local Government Area.

  • BENUE – REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON LAND BORDER

Benue is a state located in the North-Central part of Nigeria that shares an international boundary with the Republic of Cameroon to the South – East.

  • YOBE – REPUBLIC OF NIGER LAND BORDER

  • SOKOTO – REPUBLIC OF NIGER LAND BORDER

  • ENUGU – REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON LAND BORDER

  • LAGOS – REPUBLIC OF BENIN LAND BORDER

In addition to sharing land borders with the Republic of Niger, the Republic of Chad, the Republic of Cameroon, and the Republic of Benin, Nigeria also has maritime borders with the following sovereign states: Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Ghana, the Republic of Benin, and the Republic of Cameroon. In order to enable trade, provide foreign exchange, and allow for free movement of people, the land borders are essential to the economies of Nigeria and the Sovereign States that it borders. Recognized entry points are set up to control the flow of products and people through the limits in order to prevent the unauthorised entry and exit of individuals as well as smuggled commodities.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.