Usman Baba, the Inspector-General of Police, has ordered a restriction of all forms of vehicular movement on roads, waterways, and other forms of transportation, from 12am to 6pm in the forthcoming presidential elections, scheduled for Saturday, 25th February, 2023.

This is contained in a Tweet made on Wednesday, 22nd February, 2023 as part of security measures to ensure safe and conducive environment, during and after elections.

However, those on essential services such as officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, election observers, ambulances responding to medical emergencies, and firefighters among others are exempted.

The IG also gave a warning to all security aides and escorts to desist from accompanying their principals and politicians to polling booths and collation centres during the election as anyone found flouting this directive will be severely sanctioned.

Story: Elizabeth Ereke

February 23, 2023