Quite a number of people were stranded on Wednesday at the Nigeria and Benin Republic border as officials closed the border on both sides without prior warning.
Social media users have said all land borders were shut down as at yesterday.
One user wrote:
Another user corroborated the story, writing:
The closure continued on Wednesday morning, with Nigerians attempting to cross over from Benin Republic into Nigeria.
The federal government has not released a statement on the closure.