Guber Polls: Police Restricts Movements In Bayelsa, Parts Of Kogi

Solomon Arase

Ahead of tomorrow’s governorship election in Bayelsa State and the supplementary poll in Kogi State, the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has issued an order restricting movements from 6.00am to 6.00pm.






     

     

    While the restrictions affect the whole of Bayelsa State, only areas witnessing voting in Kogi State will be affected.

    A statement issued by the police spokesperson, Olabisi Kolawole, an acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, persons on essential duties such as ambulance service providers, on-duty INEC officials, security men, accredited election observers and accredited journalists are not affected by the order.

    “The Nigeria Police Force advises that travellers should take advantage of alternative routes to their destinations where necessary within the hours of this restriction of vehicular movement on Saturday 5th December, 2015, as Police, complemented by the military and other security agents on duty at strategic points will subject motorists and other travellers plying the affected routes to civil and meticulous security search,” the statement read.

    Arase also warned security agents attached to individuals from accompanying such individuals to polling booths and collation centres during the election, “as only security personnel specially assigned for election duties must be seen within and around the election designated places.”

     

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