Nigeria will shut its land boundaries tomorrow, 25th February
Throughout Saturday's hotly fought elections, Nigeria will close all its land boundaries.
The order is intended to guarantee that "elections are free, fair, and free of anomalies," according to the Nigeria Immigration Service.
Border officials have been told to ensure strict enforcement of the order.
According to reports, the presidential and parliamentary elections will be the most closely fought since military control ended in 1999.
We are committed to Project Nigeria while ensuring that, within the parameters of the powers vested on us by the relevant laws, the coming elections are free, fair and devoid of anomalies.#NISDeyForYou???? pic.twitter.com/zzuHK8Q4jm — Nigeria Immigration Service (@nigimmigration) February 23, 2023
In the run-up to the polls, the immigration agency said it had confiscated 6,000 voter cards and other Nigerian identity papers from illegal immigrants.
Earlier on Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari urged security agencies to be "firm and courageous" during the election period, and warned of riots following the announcement of election results.
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