IG of Police orders restriction of movements on election days

IGP Suleiman Abba

The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has ordered restriction of vehicular movement across Nigeria on election days – March 28 and April 11.

In a statement, the police spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said the police chief’s order is part of efforts to ensure adequate security in the forthcoming general elections across all the country.

Mr. Ojukwu said the restrictions on each of the days will start at 8 a.m. and remain in force till 5 p.m.

He said the total restriction of movements order applies to all vehicles except Ambulances, fire service trucks and others on essential duties.

He warned travellers who intend to use roads at these times to reschedule their trips.

Mr. Ojukwu said the IGP regrets the inconveniences motorists may encounter due to the restrictions.

Mr. Abba appealed for the understanding and cooperation of the entire citizenry, saying the restriction is in the nation’s interest.

He also assured of adequate security logistics.

He said security officials have been strategically deployed to achieve a most conducive electioneering atmosphere.

Mr. Ojukwu said police officers who would be on duty for election duty have been properly trained, briefed and sensitized on their roles as stipulated in the Electoral Act.

He admonished police officers to be professional, non-partisan, but firm in their approach and relation to the public.

He enjoined citizens to remain vigilant and report all suspicious movements or dealings to the appropriate Police authority in their localities.


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  • hummm

    I smell another cheating plot by pdp. IG will give them vechiles that are marked as police etc that will be used to rig. Expose them ppl, pay attention on election day.

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    Just because of mere elections, a mere policeman decrees that Nigerians must lose their freedom of movement before hecando his job poperly?

    What nonsense!

    • anon

      These apc people, i seriously believe you guys are the largest group of illiterates we have in this country.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)


  • Isreali Jew

    Nigeria Christian leaders or elders have a huge mentality problem. They are false alarmists. The claim that the government is out to islamise Nigeria is a lie. But I don’t blame the elders. Why? Christianity is a business where you first create panic, declare outright falsehood and manipulate the minds of the gullible people with a view to scare them by mentioning God repeatedly and ultimately fleece them of their resources or money. Iike I always say,God is also a culprit and a cheat in the scare and fleece business of Nigeria pastors. A God ,who allows his name to be used to scare people before fleecing them ,is a cheat and an accomplice in Nigeria pastors’ crimes.