Kayode Egbetokun, Inspector Common of Police (IGP) has directed a restriction of vehicular motion from 12 a.m. to six p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2024, in 26 states holding run-off and bye-elections.
The choice, aimed toward sustaining safety, excludes important companies reminiscent of Unbiased Nationwide Election Fee (INEC) officers, accredited media, and emergency responders, as outlined in an announcement launched by Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Power Public Relations Officer at Power Headquarters in Abuja.
The IGP has taken a agency stance towards potential interference, banning safety aides to VIPs from polling cubicles and state-owned safety outfits from election safety administration.
In a dedication to a safe electoral course of, the IGP emphasizes accountable conduct and warns of authorized penalties for disruptions.
Residents are inspired to report any suspicious actions to specified authorities, with contact numbers offered: 08034040439 (CP Elections); 08031230631 (Toll-Free); 08057000001, 08057000002
Addressing the current tragic incidents in Ekiti State, Egbetokun has strongly condemned the killings of two conventional rulers and the kidnapping of college pupils and lecturers.
Fast measures have been taken to sort out the safety challenges, with the deployment of Abiodun Asabi, Assistant Inspector Common of Police (AIG) to Zone 17 in Akure.
Asabi will coordinate a complete safety response to convey an finish to the unlucky incidents in Ekiti and elements of Ondo State.
13 suspects have been arrested in reference to the incidents, and the IGP assures the general public of the Nigeria Police Power’s dedication to making sure justice and stopping a recurrence.
He urged residents to stay calm, vigilant, and cooperative as efforts are underway to revive peace and safety within the affected areas.