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FG Closes Land Borders Ahead Presidential Election

Federal government has ordered the closure of all land borders ahead of the general election.

Tony Akuneme, spokesperson of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) announced on Thursday, February 23, that NIS comptroller-general Isah Jere said the border closure will last for 24 hours on election day.

The closure will be effective from 12am on Saturday, February 25, to 12am on Sunday.

Akuneme said “Accordingly, all command comptrollers especially those in the border states are to ensure strict enforcement of this directive.”

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