2023 Governorhip Election

No Movement On Saturday, IGP Declares 

Muhammed Abubakar, Reporting

THE Nigeria Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the restriction of all forms of vehicular movements on roads, waterways, and other forms of transportation from 12:00a.m to 6:00p.m on Saturday March 18.

The restriction is applicable on the election day in all states where elections will be conducted, except the Federal Capital Territory.

The restriction is, however, with the exception of those on essential services such as INEC officials, election observers, accredited media and observers, and ambulances responding to medical emergencies, firefighters, among others.

In a statement made available by Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the IGP reiterated the “ban on all security aides to VIPs and escorts from accompanying their principals and politicians to polling booths and collation centres during the election.”

According to him, “state-established and owned security outfits/organisations, quasi-security units, and privately-owned guard and security outfits are also barred from participating in election security management.

“The Inspector General of Police, therefore, urges all citizens to be law-abiding during and after the elections even as he assures that all necessary security arrangements have been emplaced to ensure they exercise their franchise unhindered.

“He also urges the general public to contact the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters via 08033440189 (DIG Operations), 08033027731 (AIG FEDOPS), and 08034040439 (CP Elections), the ‘NPF Rescue Me App’ on Android and ios, and via the NPF Rescue Me Emergency Toll-free line on 08031230631, to request emergency security response.

“Similarly, other election situation room numbers which have been shared on Nigeria Police social media platforms will be repeatedly released by concerned State Police Commands for necessary emergency contact.”

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