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Elections: FG closes land borders

The Federal Government has ordered the closure of land borders for Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.

The government’s decision was made known by the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr. Muhammad Babandede, in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.

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He said that the closure order was announced by Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd).

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

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