Abdulrahman Dambazau , Minister Of Interior
Abdulrahman Dambazau , Minister Of Interior

The Federal Government has ordered the closure of land borders in Adamawa, Benue and Sokoto states ahead of Saturday’s supplementary poll in some states.

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau made this known in a statement signed by Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, in Abuja.

According to him, the closure of the borders is with effect from Friday noon to Sunday noon.

He said the aim is to restrict movements across the borders of the affected states during the election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC has fixed March 23 for supplementary elections in Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto state because governorship election in those states was declared inconclusive.