LG Polls: Police Declare Restriction Of Movement In Akwa Ibom


The Nigeria Police Force in Akwa Ibom State has announced restriction of movement of persons and vehicles ahead of the Local Government elections set to hold in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana in a statement on Thursday night said adequate security measures have been put in place for peaceful Local Government Election across the 31 Local Government Areas of the state.

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“To that effect, the command is deploying 15,000 Policemen to all the polling units, collation centers, and flashpoints.

“Movement of persons and vehicles across the State will be restricted from 12 mid-night on Friday, December 1, 2017, to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017, except personnel on essential duties who must carry their valid identification cards,” the statement read in part,” the statement read in part.

Voters are advised to conduct themselves in orderly and peaceful manner, as the police announces preparedness to deal decisively with anyone bent on causing the breach of peace before, during and after the election.

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