The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, has ordered a restriction on all forms of vehicular movement on roads, waterways, and other modes of transportation from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. on election day, ahead of the March 18 governorship and state assembly elections.
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Those on essential services, however, such as officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), electoral observers, accredited media and observers, and emergency responders, are exempt.
“This directive excludes the Federal Capital Territory as no election is being conducted therein,” said Force Spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi.
“Similarly, the IGP reiterates the ban on all security aides to VIPs and escorts from accompanying their principals and politicians to polling booths and collation centres during the election.”
The IGP also barred state-established security outfits and privately-owned outfits from participating in election security management. State-owned security outfits include: the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards, the Amotekun Corps, Ebubeagu, amongst others.
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