FG closes land borders for 2019 elections

FG closes land borders for 2019 elections

- Minister of interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), has announced the closure of the nation's land borders for the 2019 elections

- The borders will be closed from February 15 to 17 and movement will be restricted on those days

- The public has been advised to take note and comply with the directive

Ahead of the presidential and National Assembly elections, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), Nigeria's minister of interior, has directed that all the country's land borders be closed with effect from Friday, February 15 to Sunday, February 17.

The development was made public in a statement issued by the comptroller-general, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, in Abuja on Thursday, February 14, Independent reports.

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Legit.ng gathers that Babandede disclosed that across the nation's borders, movement would be restricted on the days announced.

He said: “The public is to take note and ensure compliance."

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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government disclosed that Nigeria's borders will be temporarily closed during the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

The disclosure was made in Abuja on Friday February 8, by the minister of interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd), who said the closure was to guarantee more security during the polls.

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