The Commissioner for Police, FCT, Wilson Inalegwu, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement across the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Saturday, as from 7:00am to 4:00pm.
The directive is as a result of the local council elections to be held in the nation’s capital state.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Anjuguri Manzah, said the restriction of movement is a necessary security measure adopted by the command to ensure safety and security during the elections.
Manzah assured FCT residents that the command has strategically deployed its personnel, who have been properly briefed on their roles as stipulated in the Electoral Act, and logistics to achieve conducive election atmosphere.
“It is pertinent to state that this restriction excludes vehicles on essential duty such as Fire Service, ambulances and vehicles used by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and law enforcement/security agencies.”
“Residents are therefore enjoined to be vigilant and cooperate with the Police and other security agencies by reporting suspicious movements and activities.”