Nigeria shuts land, sea borders ahead of election

Former President Goodluck Jonathan

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

All borders will effectively be closed from midnight March 25, to midnight Saturday, March 28, the ministry said in a statement.

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.

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  • Tanko

    “Nigerian’ shuts all borders???????
    Wow! PT, una welldone o…

  • evi

    Good! We don’t want buhari to import nigeriens, chadians and malians like he did in 2011 .Children should also not be allowed at the polling units in the north, because he used them as well to vote for him in 2011 .

  • disqus_5im86Y8yEJ

    which boarder, the one BH dey stroll freelly in and out as they wish to kidnap our people, I dey laugh o….

  • ibrahim

    I support it all Boarder should be closed because of intruders and the importation of people from a near by country to come here n cast an illegal vote in support of buhari..we know they have being doing it but it’s not working out this time…please the apc’s here should go and tell buhari that this is just the beginning….GEJ all the way

  • bigbang

    How does that affect business transactions or cargo shipments to ports?

    • Separate Us…

      It should be”Nigeria shuts all the legal borders” there are millions of illegal borders in Nigeria

  • ibrahim

    Foolishness is wen u go 2 London and campaign with ppl that ve no pvc..insane. Is wn uve bin shouting “up nepa”since u were born and expect GEJ to be a magician in 4yrs…madness is wen u spend 6yrs in the university reading day and night 2 get a certificate @ the end vote a mallam without a certificate…..olodo is wen u use broom 2 sweep without using parker 2 pack the dirt…barawo is wen u say u and ur mumbers will wipe corruption while ur benefactor(tinubu) owns half of lagos state….foolishneSs is wen an elder who should be enjoying his old age is stressing himself doing “I must win politics”…..plssss vote wisely…..if u love Nigeria plsss share dis…..GEJ TILL 2019

    • Separate Us…

      It’s dumb when u tell people that voted u in “U don’t give a dam”

    • Jonathan

      Stupidity is when you see a failing, corrupt President – one that the international community has identified as corrupt / incompetent, one that allows 13,000 of his citizens to be murdered before acting for political reasons – and still make excuses for him like a loser.

      Citizens are supposed to hold their elected officials to a high standard, not make dumb excuses for them. You leave the excuses to the campaign managers.

      • JUDE

        It is your mother, father and entire generations, including the destructive people you are working for that are failing, corrupt President – one that the international community has identified as corrupt / incompetent, one that allows 13,000 of his citizens to be murdered before acting for political reasons – and still make excuses for him like a loser. NO JONATHAN, NO NIGERIA… WE ARE READY FOR WAR.. TAKE IT OR DIE.

  • Danladee

    This election has brought many achievements to Nigerians within weeks: Pump price reduced, electricity tariff slashed by 50%, Boko Haram routed in less than six weeks, etc. But surprise, surprise, methink we have no borders. Please close the borders permanently, until Boko Haram are suffocated!

  • Otile

    Unfortunately this will not prevent some Islamist infiltrators from sneaking into some sharia territories to slash throats and rape women.

  • Nonsense!

    PT Where is my comment? Is this how u want democracy? Deleting comments critical of Dunceee and allowing those critical of Jonathan to pass? Come on! This is 2015. We shall meet at Phillipi…Whether you like it or not, my oil & gas resources are never again going into the hands of aliens who are eternal wasters and corrupt crooks.