Nigerian government orders closure of borders ahead Saturday’s election

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau has ordered the closure of Nigeria’s borders on Friday at noon.  

The closure of the borders is part of activities in the build-up to Saturday’s governorship and state house of assembly polls.  

Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, announced this in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday. The borders would be closed till 12pm on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

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