Nigeria Closes Land and Sea Borders

Nigeria has announced the closure of all land and sea borders until March 28 ahead of Saturday’s presidential elections, the Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday.

NIGERIA CLOSES LAND AND SEA BORDERS UNTIL MIDNIGHT MARCH 28 2015

Nigeria has announced the closure of all land and sea borders ahead of Saturday’s presidential elections, the Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday.

According to a statement from the ministry, all borders will effectively be closed from midnight March 25, to midnight Saturday, March 28 2015.

The release, signed by the permanent secretary, Abubakar Magaji, said the borders would be closed “to allow for the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming national elections”.

It also said the Nigeria Immigration Service has been directed to ensure that non-Nigerians do not participate in any part of the election process.

Source: BIMCO.

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