By Mustapha Salisu
As part of its commitment and determination, Zamfara State Police Command alongside other security agencies have deemed it necessary to enforce the order of restriction of movement on Election day.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Kolo Yusuf, reiterated the need to enforce the order as it is a directive from the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba with regards to the forthcoming 2023 Governorship and State House of Assembly Elections scheduled to hold on March 18th, 2023.
The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Shehu Mohammed, confirmed the development in a statement issued to PRIME TIME NEWS on Friday.
According to the PPRO, the restriction of movement of persons and vehicles will commence from 12 am to 6 pm on Saturday, 18th March, 2023, with the exception of essential services such as INEC Officials, Electoral Observers, Ambulances responding to medical emergencies, firefighters, among others.
“Security aides and escorts are barred from accompanying their principals and politicians to polling booths and collation centres during the election”
“The ban on the unauthorised use of sirens, revolving lights, covered number plates, and tinted glasses is still in force, and violators will be sanctioned appropriately”
“The order banning all Quasi Security Outfits from participating in election security management is also cited”
Shehu assures the general public that the Command will provide adequate security measures to provide watertight security to all INEC facilities, INEC Officials, and other vulnerable infrastructures domiciled within the state.
The Command also appeals for continuous support and partnership from the general public to make the elections peaceful and successful.