Federal Government shuts Nigeria's land and sea borders ahead of presidential election

The Federal Government has announced the closure of all land and sea borders for effective monitoring of movement in and out of the country's national borders, ahead of Saturday’s presidential elections.

The Federal Government gave this directive in a statement signed on Wednesday by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior,Abuja, Mr. Abubakar Magaji.

According to Magaji, all borders will effectively be closed from midnight March 25, to midnight Saturday, March 28.

He added that the borders would be closed “to allow for the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming national elections”.

He also said that the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has been directed to ensure that non- Nigerians do not participate in any part of the election process.

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