Ahead Of Presidential Election: Nigeria Shuts Land And Sea Borders

By David Lawal

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), through the Minister for Internal Affairs, Comrade Abba Moro, has directed that all sea and land borders be closed as part of the plans to ensure a successful national election scheduled for Saturday, March 28 2015.

According to a press release signed by Abubakar Magaji, Permanent Secretary to the minister, the borders should be closed from 12 midnight Wednesday 25th March till 12 midnight Saturday 28th March, after the presidential election have been concluded.

The minister stated that the closure of the borders is necessary “to allow for the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming national elections”.

Similarly, the Nigeria Immigration Service was also given directives to ensure that non-Nigerians do not participate in any part of the election exercises.

 

 

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