Nigerian Government Orders Closure Of Land Borders For Saturday Elections

Nigerian Government Orders Closure Of Land Borders For Saturday Elections

By Wires Editor | The Trent on February 15, 2019
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Abdulrahman Dambazau, Mohammed Umar, President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria
Minister of Interior, Lt. General Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd)

The Federal government has directed that all Nigerian land borders should be closed from Friday, February 15, 2019, to Sunday, February 17, 2019, for the Saturday Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Abdulrahman Dambazau, the minister of interior, disclosed this in a statement issued by the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Muhammad Babandede, in Abuja on Thursday, February 14, 2019.

He said that there would be restriction of movements across the Nigerian borders during the election and the days announced.

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

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