Edo Elections: IGP orders restriction of movement

In preparation for the Saturday governorship election in Edo State, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement from 11.59pm on Friday to 6pm on Saturday.

The order, according to the IG, was given to ensure that the movement of illicit arms and hard drugs are prevented, and that the movement of political thugs and other criminally-minded individuals is curtailed through out the period of the elections.

The IG made this known in a statement by the spokesman of the Nigerian Police Force, DCP Frank Mba, who encouraged citizens to go out en-masse on the day of the election and vote, assuring them that the police and other security agencies have been sufficiently mobilised to guarantee a safe, secure and conducive environment for the election.

He sent a strong note of warning that the Force would not condone violent and destructive acts, snatching of ballot boxes, vote buying, vote selling, hate speeches, and other acts capable of compromising the electoral processes.

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