The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, has ordered restriction of vehicular movement throughout the federation from 8a.m. to 5p.m. for the governorship and House of Assembly elections on Saturday.
The IG’s declaration was contained in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, on Thursday in Abuja. The measure was to ensure safety and security during the polls.
However, there won’t be restriction of vehicular movements in the Federal Capital Territory as no election would be taking place there on the said date.
“There is no restriction of vehicular movement in the Federal Capital Territory as there is no election taking place there on the said date,’’ the statement said.
The statement further added that “vehicles on essential duty such as Fire Service, ambulances and vehicles used by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and law enforcement/security agencies.’’
While assuring the citizens of adequate security during the period, the statement also enjoined members of the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious dealings or movements to the appropriate authorities.