IG restricts movements in Imo, Kogi, Bayelsa from Friday

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The Inspector-General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, on Tuesday, announced that there will be no vehicular movement as well as movement of canoes, ships and other means of transportation via waterways in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa states, starting from Friday.

Egbetokun, who said the decision was in line with measures put in place to ensure free, fair and credible elections in the three states, also barred some state security outfits including Ebubeagu and other quasi-outfits from operating during the exercise.

The IG, who disclosed this at the ongoing press briefing at Force Headquarters, explained that marine and gunboats have been deployed in the three states considering the riverine terrain of the states.

Speaking through the Force spokesperson, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Egbetokun maintained that the three states have been fortified with different security equipment, including helicopters that will be deployed for aerial patrol.

Source: The Punch

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