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Nigeria shuts Border for Presidential Election

The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS has announced the closure of all land borders from 12 noon on Friday, February 15, 2019, till 12 noon on Sunday, February 17, 2019.  

According to a statement issued in Abuja, the Controller General of Immigration, CGI, Mohammed Babandede the closure is to restrict movement across the borders and prevent foreigners who may attempt to participate in the elections, from entering the country.  

Mohammed Babandede Photo
Mohammed Babandede

“Further to the presidential election taking place on 16th February, 2019 the Honourable Minister of Interior has directed the closure of all Nigeria Land Borders with effect from 12.00 noon of Friday 15th February to 12.00 noon of Sunday 17th February 2019, the statement read.

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

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