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FG reorders closure of land borders for elections

The Federal Government has reordered the closure of the nation’s borders for the Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled to take place on Saturday.

Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, in a statement on Thursday, said the borders would be closed from Friday to Sunday.

Mr Babandede added that the order was announced by Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau.

“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,” Babandede said.

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