24 Mar 2015

No vehicle will move between 8am to 5pm on election days – IG

Ahead of this weekend’s Presidential elections in
the country, Inspector General of Police, Suleiman
Abba has ordered the restriction of vehicular
movement across the federation on election days
from 8 am to 5pm.
A statement signed by the Force Public Relations
officer, CP Emmanuel Ojukwu reads, “As part of
efforts to ensure adequate security in the
forthcoming general elections across the
Federation on Saturday 28th March, 2015 and
11th April, 2015, the Inspector-General of
Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has ordered the
restriction on vehicular movements as follows:
“Saturday 28th March, 2015, 8.00am – 5.00pm
only. Saturday 11th April, 2015 8.00am – 5.00pm
“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
“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.

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