Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the restriction of vehicular movements in and out of Anambra State from Midnight on Friday, 5th November 2021 to Midnight on Saturday, 6th November 2021.
The IGP said the move is aimed at protecting the sanctity of the electoral process.
“The restriction order became necessary following pointers from the Election Security Threats Assessments conducted by the Force which indicate a high likelihood of infiltration by criminally-minded individuals to Anambra State, before, during and after the polls.”
“The measure would also avail Security Forces a firm grip of the State to checkmate the movement of political thugs and touts, and prevent the free flow, circulation and use of illicit arms and hard drugs throughout the period and beyond.”
“I enjoin INEC officials, accredited observers, journalists and other authorized officials to go about their lawful duties as it relates to the elections, provided they observe all relevant rules guiding their deployment including the visible display of their accreditation tags.”
He acknowledged that Police officers and other security personnel deployed for the election will be appropriately supervised to ensure they carry out their responsibilities in the most humane, firm and professional manner especially to emergency service providers such as fire-fighters and ambulance services.
By virtue of this order, motorists and travellers are adviced to seek alternative routes and see the inconveniences as part of sacrifices toward the collective sustenance of our democracy.
Credit: Eons Intelligence
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