The acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Muhammed Adamu, on Thursday, issued an order, restricting vehicular movement on Saturday, February 16, the presidential election day.
The movement, according to the statement, made available to the media through Frank Mba, the force’s spokesman, would commence from 6 am to 6 pm.
The police force hinted further that the restriction would afford the uniformed men to handle their duties effectively and will also prevent bandits from disrupting electoral activities.
“As part of efforts in furtherance of the overall interest of public order, public well being and national security as it relates to the general election billed to take place on Saturday, February, 16, 2019, I hereby order vehicular restriction across the country,” IGP stated .
The police boss added that proper security arrangements have been put in place to forestall any breakdown of law and order. He, thus, urged the public to go out and exercise their civic right without any form of panic or fear.