Nigeria Shuts Land, Sea Borders Ahead Of Presidential Poll

Border PostAhead of Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections, Nigeria has closed all its land and sea borders to movement, the Interior Ministry announced Wednesday.

The ministry said all borders will effectively be closed from midnight March 25, to midnight Saturday, March 28.

A press release signed by the permanent secretary in the ministry, Abubakar Magaji, said the borders would be closed “to allow for the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming national elections”.

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

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