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Police restricts movement in 26 states due to Bye-elections on Saturday


February 2, 2024

The Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, has ordered restriction of all forms of vehicular movement on roads, waterways, and other forms of transportation from 12 am to 6 pm in 26 states holding bye-elections on Saturday.

This is with the exclusion of those on essential duties such as officials of INEC, accredited journalists, ambulances responding to medical emergencies among others. 

The IG also ordered a ban on all security aides to VIPs and escorts from accompanying their principals and politicians to polling booths and collation centres during the election.

Some of the affected states are Ebonyi, Yobe, Kebbi, Lagos, Ondo, Taraba, Benue, Borno, Kaduna, Plateau and Akwa Ibom.