Police command in Ekiti has announced restriction of vehicular movement in parts of the state from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 18, the date for the governorship election in the state.
ASP Sunday Abutu, the command’s Spokesperson, said in a statement on Friday in Ado-Ekiti, that the restriction will be particularly along the entry and exit points to Ekiti State.
Abutu said operatives of the Nigeria Police Force and the military as well as other security agencies have been deployed across the State borders to enforce the restriction order.
He said the development is to ensure that criminally-minded individuals do not infiltrate into the State and cause mayhem during, before and after the election.
Abutu said the command has mobilised all necessary assets in partnership with other security agencies to provide adequate security and ensure free, fair and credible election.
“In view of the upcoming governorship election in Ekiti State, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Alikali, through the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Johnson Babatunde, who is the election security Commander, has assured the public of the Force’s readiness to perform its statutory duty of protecting lives and properties of law-abiding citizens of the State throughout the period of the election and beyond.
“The command called on everyone to support and cooperate with its operatives and ensure prompt report of any suspicious person or group of persons to the nearest Police Station or call the following numbers: –
Joint Situation Room: 09021198809/07059119144; Control Room: 08062335577,” Abutu said.