The Nigerian Government has announced the total closure of all land borders ahead of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly Elections.
This was disclosed by the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Isah Jere, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
Nairametrics gathered that the land borders would remain closed for a period of 24 hours.
Strict Enforcement: The Immigration Chief noted that all command comptrollers are to ensure strict enforcement of the rule. Part of the statement quoted him to have said:
“All land borders were to be effectively closed from 12 midnight on Saturday to 12 midnight on Sunday, Feb. 26. Accordingly, all command comptrollers especially those in the border states are to ensure strict enforcement of this directive.”
Last year, The Federal Government directed the reopening of four land borders shut in August 2019.
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The four borders that were reopened include;
Jibiya border post in Katsina State, Ikom border post in Cross River State, the Idiroko border post in Ogun State and the Kamba border post in Kebbi State.
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