The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement on Election Day, February 16, from 6am to 6pm.
Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, who made this known in a statement, said the ban on movement was to assist the security agencies carry out their responsibilities effectively and prevent hoodlums from disrupting the peaceful conduct of the electoral process.
Mba, in a statement made available to Daily Sun, said: “As part of efforts in furtherance of the overall interest of public order, public wellbeing and safety and national security, as it relates to the general elections billed to take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019, the Inspector-General of Police, Acting IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement from 6am to 6pm on Saturday, February 16, 2019.
“The IGP notes that the restriction will assist the security agencies in effectively policing the electoral process, thereby preventing hoodlums and criminally-minded elements from hijacking and disrupting the electoral process.”
The police chief, while stating that adequate security arrangements have been made, urged members of the public to troop out en masse on the day of the election to exercise their franchise without fear.