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Nigerian govt orders closure of borders for Governorship/State Assembly polls


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 ordered the closure of borders for the Saturday Governorship and State Assembly elections.

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This is with effect from Friday, March 8, at noon to Sunday, March 10, at noon.

Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Muhammad Babandede announced this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.

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This, he said, is to restrict movements across the borders during the election days.

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“The public is to take note and ensure compliance,” Mr Babandede said.


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