Nigeria’s April 11 election: Police restricts movement from 8am-5pm

April 10, 2015 3:10 am

Find the Police press statement below…

In a bid
to further ensure safety and security in the forthcoming Gubernatorial
and State Houses of Assembly elections holding on Saturday, April 11,
2015, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP CFR, NPM, NPOM,
mni has ordered a restriction of vehicular movement in all the
thirty-six (36) States of the Federation from 8am to 5pm on Saturday,
April 11, 2015 only.

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

Ag. CP EMMANUEL C. S. OJUKWU, psc
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FORCE HEADQUARTERS,
ABUJA

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