Nigerian President and presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan (C) sits among party leaders during a rally in Maiduguri on January 24, 2015. Boko Haram fighters have killed 15 villagers near Maiduguri, t ~ TUNJI OMIRIN
Abuja - The Acting Inspector-General of
Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has ordered restriction of vehicular movements in Local
Government Areas where re-run elections will be held in five states on
This contained in statement signed by the Police Public
Relations Officer, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu in Abuja on Friday.
According to the statement, the order affects vehicular
movements in local government areas in Abia, Imo, Delta, Kogi and Taraba states
between 8a.m. and 5p.m., where the re-elections will be held
"This order affects movements in and out of the areas where
the re-run elections are to take place, except for ambulances, fire service
trucks and others on essential duties.
"Consequently, travellers and citizens who intend to ply
roads within those hours are advised to plan alternative routes’’, it said.
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The I-G warned government officials and political office
holders not to go to polling units with uniformed orderlies or aides.
Arase also warned that persons who had no business with
voting must not be found within 300 metres of a polling unit.
Meanwhile, the I-G has deployed additional senior officers
to supervise the elections in Abia, Imo and Taraba states.
A breakdown shows that one DIG, one AIG and two
Commissioners of Police would oversee the exercise in Abia, while one AIG and
three Commissioners of Police would do same in Imo.
Two IGs and two Commissioners of Police are to supervise the
elections in Taraba.
The I-G advised the people of the affected areas to remain
vigilant and report all suspicious movements or dealings to the police.