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Police restore restriction of movement over FCT polls

The FCT Police Command has restricted all movement in the capital territory from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, over the Area Council elections.

A statement by the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Babaji Sunday said the restriction was based on intelligence reports available to the police command.

According to the statement, criminals were planning to explore the absence of restrictions of movement earlier announced to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the area council elections.

CP Sunday, therefore, explained that the new measures were aimed at enabling eligible voters to exercise their civic responsibility.

He warned that only persons on essential duties would be allowed movement during the period of restriction.

Writing by Abdullahi Lamino; Editing by Tony Okerafor