Delta Police orders restriction of vehicular movement.
Ahead of the Saturday’s Anambra gubernatorial election, the Delta State Police Command has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement between Delta and Anambra through the Niger Bridge, with effect from 12 mid-night on Friday.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Zanna Ibrahim, gave the order in a statement released on Friday in Asaba.
The commissioner said the development was aimed at averting any security breach of the election in Anambra.
He said, “Against the backdrop of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Anambra slated for Saturday, November 18, the Commissioner of Police, Delta Command, Zanna Ibrahim, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement.
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“The order restricts movement through the Niger Bridge linking Asaba to Onitsha with effect from 12 mid-night, Friday, November 17, 2017 till after the election.”
The police boss, however, added that only those on emergency and official duties with concrete means of identification would be allowed passage during the restirction period.
“While regretting the inconveniences the restriction will cause commuters, especially those travelling to the South-East and South-South States, the commissioner of police enjoins them to take alternative routes.
“Commuters can also make do with other contingency plans as the restriction order is in the overall interest of public’s well-being and safety,” he added.