The Commissioner of Police in charge of election security in Kogi State, CP Yekini A. Ayoku, mni has ordered for the restriction of all forms of vehicular movement from midnight on election day.
In a press statement issued today, the commissioner of Police said those on essential services such as INEC official, election observers, Firefighters, Ambulances,journalists are permitted.
According to the statement, “This order is aimed at ensuring safety for the electorates in providing a conducive, safe environment for the conduct of the 2023 General election.
Similarly, In a statement made available to journalists, by the Police Public Relations Officer, Kogi Command, SP William Ovye Aya, stated that the Commissioner of Police, further assures the good people of Kogi State of the adequate security measures put in place by the Command in synergy with other security agencies in the state.
It stated that the command will guarantee the security and safety of lives and properties before, during, and after the election.
The CP further disclosed this while addressing the joint security personnel deployed for the show of force at the Police Command Headquarters, Lokoja.
The CP urges the members of the public to come out and vote as adequate security arrangement has been made to ensure a violence-free election.
He cautions the would-be troublemakers who may want to test the capacity of the security forces to desist from such an act, as anybody found culpable will be dealt with according to the law.
The Commissioner of Police while noting that the ban on the unauthorized use of sirens, revolving lights, and covered registration number plates are still in force, called on VIPS to abide by the directive that nobody should move around with security details and warns all security aides to cease from accompanying their principals to polling booths as anyone found flouting this directive would be sanctioned accordingly.
The CP further disclosed that the use of unauthorized security outfits is barred from participating in the election security management.