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#NigeriaDecides: NIS Confiscates 700 PVCs From Foreigners In Jigawa




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No fewer than 700 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) have been reportedly confiscated from foreigners in Jigawa State.

Naija News understands that the Comptroller of the Jigawa State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Ahmad Bagari, has disclosed 700 PVCs were retrieved from foreigners based in the state.

In a statement on Friday, the command’s spokesperson, Nura Ibrahim, said along with the PVCs, some National Identity cards were also retrieved from the said foreigners.

He said the items confiscated have been handed over to the national headquarters of NIS in Abuja.

While explaining how they were intercepted, Ibrahim said that the recovery exercise was part of NIS’s efforts to ensure that no foreigner votes during the Saturday general election.

He called the attention of the people in the state about the closure of the borders in the state due to the election as well as urged them to follow guidelines for a successful free, fair, and credible election in the state.

Jigawa State borders the Republic of Niger to the north and Yobe State to the northeast, Bauchi State to the southeast and south, Kano State to the southwest, and Katsina State to the northwest.

Recall that the Federal Government had directed the total closure of all land borders ahead of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

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The government said all land borders were to be effectively closed from 12 midnight on Saturday to 12 midnight on Sunday, February 26.