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Vehicle curfew to be affected for Saturday poll

2015-04-09 21:09
President Goodluck Jonathan, flanked by National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Muhammad Sani Sidi (at his right) and Governor of Borno State Kashim Shettima at (center of the picture), gestures as he speaks to internal displaced people from Bag ~ OLATUNJI OMIRIN

Lagos - The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has ordered a restriction of vehicular movement in all the 36 States of the Federation on Saturday.

This is in a bid to further ensure safety and security in the forthcoming Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly elections.

The restriction will run from 8am to 5pm on Saturday.

This restriction excludes vehicles on essential duty such as Fire Service, Ambulances and vehicles used by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and law enforcement/security agencies.

Also read: Abuja up and early to beat curfew and cast votes

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 IGP assured that adequate security logistics and manpower have been strategically deployed to achieve a most conducive electioneering atmosphere.

In this regard, Policemen for election duty have been properly briefed on their roles as stipulated in the Electoral Act. They are expected to be professional, non-partisan, civil but firm in their approach and relation to the public, Force spokesman, Emmanuel Ojukwu said.

Meanwhile, citizens are enjoined to remain vigilant and report all suspicious movements or dealings to appropriate Police authority. ­ 


- CAJ News
Read more on: inec  |  suleiman abba  |  lagos  |  2015 elections

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