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Jonathan Orders Closure Of Land Borders

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the closure of all land borders in the country ahead of this weekend’s state elections, after a similar move was made before national polls last month, a statement has said.

The closure took effect from midnight (2300 GMT) on Wednesday until 12:00 pm on Sunday following the conclusion of the governorship and state assembly elections, said Abubakar Magaji, permanent secretary at Nigeria’s Interior Ministry.

The ministry said that the move is “to allow for peaceful conduct” of Saturday’s elections across the states

Nigeria is bordered by Benin to the west, Cameroon to the east and also had borders with Chad and Niger in the north.

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