The police warned against the use of arms during the LG elections in volatile Jos
The Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Chris Olakpe, has banned interstate movement between Plateau and other states of the federation.
The police chief said the command took the decision on Monday as party of measures to prevent election malpractices during the local government elections slated for Tuesday in the state.
“The movement from one local government area to anther is restricted from dust to dawn, that is, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. except electoral official and security personnel, fire service medical officers and all those on essential services.”
Mr. Olakpe explained that vehicular movement from other states into Plateau State would also not be allowed during voting and collation hours.
“Vehicular movement coming and going out of Plateau tomorrow as from 8 a.m. to 6 a.m. would not be allowed.”
Mr. Olakpe said “the public must eschew thuggery, ballot snatching/ hijacking, arms proliferation, use of psychotropic substance/drugs and all forms of crimes and criminality would be dealt with.”
He assured that the police in collaboration with other security agencies have strategies to ensure a violence free election.
Meanwhile, the Plateau State government has declared Tuesday a work free day to enable citizens participate in the local government election.