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US, UK will deny visas to those who instigate violence in Nigeria elections

Lagos,Nigeria (CNN)Those who take part in election violence and rigging in the upcoming Nigerian elections will be denied visas, the United Kingdom and the United States have said in a joint statement. The UK government said its observers would monitor polling stations and social media during the February 16 vote and those found inciting violence may also face prosecution."We would like to remind all Nigerians that where the UK is aware of such attempts, this may have consequences for individuals. These could include their eligibility to travel to the UK, their ability to access UK based funds or lead to prosecution under international law," the government said in the statement released on Thursday. Travel restrictions may also extend to fa ...
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