– Akwa Ibom police deploys 15,000 Policemen to all the polling units, collation centres and flashpoints, ahead of LG election
LG Elections: Akwa Ibom Police restricts residents’ movement
Akwa Ibom Police Command has issued restriction of movement order from 12 midnight on Friday to Saturday 6 pm.
This restriction comes less than 2 days to the council election in the state
The directive was part of a press statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Office, DSP Bala Elkana, in Uyo on Thursday.
Bala stated that only officials on essential duties with valid identification cards would be permitted during this period.
He promised residents that the Command has put in place adequate security measures to ensure a hitch-free local government election.
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“Movement of persons and vehicles across the State will be restricted from 12 midnight of Friday, December 1, 2017, to 6:00 pm on Saturday, December 2, 2017, except personnel on essential duties who must carry their valid identification cards.
“Akwa Ibom State Police wishes to inform the general public that the Command has put in place adequate security measures for peaceful Local Government Election across the 31 Local Government Areas.
“To that effect, the command is deploying 15,000 Policemen to all the polling units, collation centres and flashpoints.”
He urged voters to conduct themselves in an orderly and peaceful manner during and after the election excercie.
Bala added that the command was ready to deal decisively with anyone attempting breach the peace in the state before, during and after the election.
The police spokesman cautioned violators of the restriction of movement order would be dealt with in accordance with the Law.