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Election: Nigerian govt closes all land borders


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has directed the closure of all Nigerian land borders with effect from Friday February 15 to Sunday February 17 for the Saturday Presidential and National Assembly elections.

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A press statement issued by the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Muhammad Babandede, in Abuja on Thursday said that there would be restriction of movements across the Nigerian borders during the election on the days announced.

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“The public is to take note and ensure compliance,’’ he said.


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