No vehicular movement on election days —IGP

Posted by News Express | 25 March 2015 | 2,930 times

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Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movements from 8.00am – 5.00pm during the 2015 general elections holding on March 28 and April 11.

Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel C. S. Ojukwu said the movement restriction is part of efforts to ensure adequate security in the elections.

In a statement issued yesterday in Abuja, he said: “This total restriction of movements order applies to all, except for Ambulances, Fire service trucks and others on essential duties. Consequently, travellers and citizens who intend to use roads on these days and hours are advised to plan alternative times for their travelling.

“While expressing his regrets over the inconveniences that road users and the general public may encounter as a result of this restriction, the IGP appeals for the understanding and cooperation of the entire citizenry, as the restriction is done in the nation’s interest.

“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 trained, briefed and sensitized 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.”

•Photo shows IGP

Source: News Express

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