Police has announced the restriction of movement on election day and banned all state owned security outfit as well as quasi security in Zamfara.
This was revealed in a press statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Mohammed Shehu.
SP Shehu explained that the restriction was inline with order of the inspector of Police, IGP, who directed the restriction of movement of persons and vehicles from 12am to 6 pm on the election day.
He noted that this is with the exception of those on essential services such as INEC Officials, Electoral Observers, Ambulances responding to medical emergencies, firefighters, among others.
SP Shehu noted that Security aides and escorts are also barred from accompanying their principals and Politicians to Polling booths and collation centres during the election.
According to him, anyone found disobeying this order will be severely sanctioned and said the unauthorised use of sirens, revolving lights, covered number plates and tinted glasses is still in force.
“The IGP has re-emphasized that all state – established and owned security outfits /organisations, quasi – security units, and privately owned guard and security outfits are also barred from participating in election security management.
He said Police and other security personnel will be conducting robust and joint confidence building patrols to ensure compliance with this order as well as to ensure hitch free election exercise.
The Command has also made adequate arrangements to provide security to all INEC facilities and Officials and other vulnerable infrastructures domiciled within the state. The PPRO added.
Reporting by Abdulrazak Kaura; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino