Inspector-General of Police announces curfew for Edo election

Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, has made public the period for restriction of vehicular movement in Edo State.

The IGP disclosed the curfew period to start 11:59pm on Friday and ends 6pm on Saturday.

Frank Mba, the Police spokesman, in a statement said this would ensure public order and safety during the governorship election.

He also informed the public of the need to prevent the movement of illicit arms, hard drugs and political thugs.

The police IG enjoined citizens to go out en-masse and vote, assuring that security agencies have been sufficiently mobilized to provide a safe, secure and conducive environment.

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He told citizens to see the restriction as part of necessary sacrifices towards the enthronement of democracy.

Adamu also warned against any form of violence, snatching of ballot boxes, vote-buying, vote-selling, hate speeches, and other acts capable of compromising the electoral processes.

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