The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba has today ordered the restriction of vehicular movement in and out of Anambra State from 11:59 pm on Friday to 11:59 pm on Saturday. This was contained in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba.
The police boss said the development is part of measures aimed at protecting the sanctity of the electoral process at the polls.
He further added that the restriction order became necessary following pointers from the election security threats assessments conducted by the police which indicated a high likelihood of infiltration by criminally-minded individuals to Anambra State, before, during and after the polls.
Also, that the measure would also avail security forces a firm grip of the State to checkmate the movement of political thugs and touts and prevent the free flow, circulation and use of illicit arms and hard drugs throughout the period and beyond.