–All Borders will be Shut Down from Friday Noon over Presidential, National Assembly elections
The federal government has ordered the shut down of all land borders from noon on Friday to noon on Sunday.
This order was contained in a statement by the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau.
The minister directed that all borders be effectively closed from 12.noon Friday February 22, to 12.00 noon of Sunday February 24, 2019.
“Further to the Presidential election taking place on the 23rd of February, 2019, the Honourable Minister of Interior has directed the closure of all Nigerian land borders with effect from 12:00 noon on Friday 22nd February 2019 to 12:00 noon on Sunday 24th February 2019,” the statement read in part.
He said the move was to restrict movements across the borders during the election days.
“This is to restrict movements across the borders during the election days. “The public is to take note and ensure compliance.”