The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, on Friday ordered restriction of vehicular movements in the local government areas in five states where re-run elections are to be conducted this Saturday.
Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Police Public Relations Officer, in a statement issued and obtained on Friday, said the affected states are Abia, Imo, Delta, Kogi and Taraba, adding that the restrictions will last between 8a.m. and 5p.m.
“This order affects movements in and out of the areas where the re-run elections are to take place, except for ambulances, fire service trucks and others on essential duties.
“Consequently, travellers and citizens who intend to ply roads within those hours are advised to plan alternative routes’’, it said.
It directed government officials and political office holders not to go to polling units with orderlies or aides wearing uniforms.
The statement further urged persons who have no business with the election exercise to keep off the polling units by 300 metres distance.
It also said that for the purpose of the election, the I-G has deployed additional senior officers to Abia, Imo and Taraba states.
Accordingly, one DIG, one AIG and two Commissioners of Police would oversee the exercise in Abia, while one AIG and three Commissioners of Police would do same in Imo, while two AIGs and two Commissioners of Police are to supervise the elections in Taraba.