Lokoja – Kogi State Police Command has announced the restriction on all forms of vehicular movement from midnight of Friday February 24 to 6 pm of Saturday , February 25.
Spokesman of the state police command, SP William Aya stated this in a statement in Lokoja.
It, however, said that the restriction order did not affect those on essential services such as INEC officials, election observers, firefighters, Ambulances aming others.
” This order is aimed at ensuring safety for the electorates and secure a conducive, safe, and secured environment for the conduct of the 2023 General elections,” Aya said.
Ayoku further assured the people of Kogi State of the adequate security in synergy with other security agencies in the state to guarantee the security and safety of lives and properties before, during, and after the election.
“The Commissioner of Police urges the members of the public to come out and vote as adequate security arrangement has been made to ensure a violence-free election.
“He cautions the would-be troublemakers who may want to test the capacity of the security forces to desist from such an act, as anybody found culpable will be dealt with according to the law.
“The Commissioner of Police while noting that the ban on the unauthorised use of sirens, revolving lights, and covered registration number plates are still in force .”
He called on VIPS to abide by the directive that nobody should “move around with security details and warns all security aides to cease from accompanying their principals to polling booths as anyone found flouting this directive would be sanctioned accordingly.
“Similarly, the CP further disclosed that the use of unauthorized security outfits is barred from participating in the election security management,” the statement said. (vitalnewsngr.com)
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