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LG Elections: Akwa Ibom Police Deploys 15, 000 officers, Restricts Movement of Persons and Vehicles.

As part of security measures to checkmate thuggery, disruptions and violence in the Local Government Elections holding in the state, the Akwa Ibom State Police Command has ordered the restriction of persons and vehicles across the state during the polls.

A statement signed by DSP Bala Elkanah, Police Public Relations Officer said, “Akwa Ibom State Police wishes to inform the General Public that the Command has put in place adequate security measures for peaceful Local Government Election across the 31 Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom State.

“To that effect, the command is deploying fifteen thousand Policemen to all the polling units, collation centers and flash points.

“Movement of persons and vehicles across the State will be restricted from 12 mid-night of Friday 1st December, 2017 to 6:00pm of Saturday 2nd December, 2017, except personnel on essential duties who must carry their valid identification cards.

 “Voters are advised to conduct themselves in orderly and peaceful manner.

“The command is well prepared to deal decisively with anyone bend on causing the breach of peace before, during and after the election.

“Violators of this restriction of movement order will be dealt with in accordance with the Law.”

DSP Bala Elkana

Police Public Relations Officer,

Akwa Ibom State. 


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