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Elections: Kogi police ban unauthorized movement, use of siren

The Nigerian Police Force

The Nigerian Police Force



In preparation for today’s Presidential and National Assembly elections in Kogi State, the Nigerian Police Force, Kogi State Command has reiterated its commitment to the enforcement of restriction order on vehicular movements across the State, throughout the election period.


While speaking through a statement issued by the state police public relations officer, SP Williams Ovye Aya on Friday night, the command, noted the public on the ban of unauthorized use of sirens, revolving lights, and covered registration number plates


Aya, who called on VIPS to abide by the directive that nobody should move around with security details, warned all security aides to cease from accompanying their principals to polling booths as anyone found flouting the directive would be sanctioned by the law.


He further warned that unauthorized security outfits are barred from participating in the election security management.


However, He guaranteed the members of public, an adequate security measures put in place by the Command in synergy with other security agencies in the state to guarantee the security and safety of lives and properties before, during, and after the election.


Aya, who advised the people in the state to come and exercise their civic duty as the required security measures have been put in place to ensure thier safety, as well as free and fair election, also warned the trouble makers to keep off, as the command will not hesitate to deal with anyone vomiting trouble, within the state.


“The Commissioner of Police urges the members of the public to come out and vote as adequate security arrangement has been made to ensure a violence-free election.


“He cautions the would-be troublemakers who may want to test the capacity of the security forces to desist from such an act, as anybody found culpable will be dealt with according to the law.


“The Commissioner of Police while noting that the ban on the unauthorised use of sirens, revolving lights, and covered registration number plates are still in force,’ he said.

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