Nigerian Govt closes land borders for election

Nigerian Govt closes land borders for election

Thursday, February 14, 2019 3:48 pm


Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazau

The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), has directed the closure of all Nigerian land borders with effect from Friday Feb. 15 to Sunday Feb. 17 for the Saturday Presidential and National Assembly elections.

A press statement issued by the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, in Abuja on Thursday said that there would be restriction of movements across the Nigerian borders during the election on the days announced.

“The public is to take note and ensure compliance,’’ he said.


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