Katsina Command of Nigeria Police has said that there will be total restriction of movement of persons and vehicles from 0600am to 600pm, on Monday 11th April, 2022 to ensure total commitment towards free, fair, credible and peaceful Local Government elections in the state.
In a statement by SP Gambo Isah, Command’s Spokesperson, issued on Saturday, said Politicians and Very Important Personalities (V.I.Ps) are barred from going to any voting center with their security details and orderlies.
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The Command also warned them to desist from moving from one place to another as stipulated by the State Electoral Act (as amended).
The statement stressed that all entry and exit points into the State are going to be manned by security personnel, noting that movement will not be allowed until the elections were conducted.
The statement further stated that the Police and other security personnel will be conducting robust and purposeful patrols to ensure compliance with the order and towards a hitch free exercise.
” We have made adequate security for all to come out en mass and exercise their franchise without any fear of harassment or molestation.”
” Deployment of Police and other sister security personnel to man the polling units have also been concluded.
” We are calling on good citizens of Katsina state to partner with security agencies to make the elections a success,” it further stated.
The Command however warned that any attempt by any person or group of persons, to undermine security, will be seriously dealt with.
It enjoined parents to warn their wards to dissuade from any act capable of undermining the process and/or to avoid confrontation with security agencies.
Acccording to the statement, all acts of hooliganism, thuggery, snatching of ballot boxes, buying of votes, or any activity detrimental to the success of the elections or aimed at undermining the process will face severe consequences.
The statement maintained that the Commissioner of Police, Katsina state Command, CP Idrisu Dabban Dauda , thanked the good people of the state for their unflinching support and cooperation.
He urged them to join hands with security agencies towards ensuring a hitch free and successful Local Government elections.
It noted that the Command enforced the restrictions after due consultation with relevant stakeholders superintending and overseeing the forthcoming elections.