2023 Elections: Immigration Boss Idris Orders 24-Hour Border Closure..
Written by City Radio on February 24, 2023
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has ordered the closure of the country’s borders throughout Saturday for the presidential and National Assembly elections.
The Comptroller General, NIS, Isah Jere Idris, gave the directive to command comptrollers across the country in a circular made available on Thursday.
The circular titled ‘Border Closure for the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly Elections’ read: “The Federal Government has directed the total closure of all Land Borders effective from Saturday 25th February, 2023 to Sunday, 26th February, 2023.
“Accordingly, all Command Comptrollers especially those in the Border States are to ensure strict enforcement of this directive.”
Finnish police release pro-Biafra agitator Simon Ekpa …
Finnish police have released a popular pro-Biafra agitator, Simon Ekpa. Ekpa was released hours after he was arrested and grilled by the Finish police.
Recall that the Finnish authorities arrested Ekpa and escorted by the police out of his apartment in Lahti on Thursday.
Ekpa was later released on Thursday evening after the police allegedly arrested him for a suspected crime in Finland.
The police claimed that its operation in Lahti and the subsequent arrest of the pro-Biafra agitator were in connection with the ongoing preliminary investigation.
In a phone interview, Tommi Reen from the Central Criminal Police said that, “The person being questioned today is suspected of a crime. We will return to the title on Friday.”
Prior to his eventual arrest and eventual release, Nigerians wordwide, have signed a petition appealing to the Finnish government, Nigerian Government and the European Union to arrest Ekpa.
He was belived to be the brain behind the sit-at-home order in the South-East.
Ekpa, a former spokesperson of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB had repeatedly ordered the people of the South-East to observe a sit-at-home.
IPOB also threatened people to boycott the country’s general elections, which is slated for Saturday.