FG orders closure of national borders ahead of Feb 23

The Nigerian government has ordered the closure of the borders ahead of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede said the announcement was made by the Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd).

Babandede said:

“Further to the Presidential and National Assembly elections taking place on Feb. 23, 2019, the minister has directed the closure of all Nigeria’s Land Borders with effect from Friday, Feb. 22 to Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019.

“This is to restrict movements across the borders during the election days. “The public is to take note and ensure compliance.”

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