Police Boss Orders Restriction Of Movement Ahead Of Elections

Channels Television  
Updated April 10, 2015

Suleiman Abba- electionsThe Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement across Nigeria, as part of security strategies to ensure safe conduct of the governorship and House of Assembly elections, which will hold on April 11.

According to the Police Chief, the directive takes effect from 8:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday.

According to him, vehicles on essential duty such as fire services, ambulances and vehicles used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and law enforcement agencies are exempted from the order.

However, the restriction order does not affect vehicular movement in Abuja, the Federal Capital Terrritory (FCT) since no elections will take place there.

The Federal Government had earlier directed that all land borders be closed ahead of the state elections, taking effect midnight on Thursday till 12 noon on Sunday, April 12.

A similar directive was in place during the just-concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections.