The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Adamu Mohammed, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movements on Saturday being election day.
This is as he warned that nobody should test the common will of security agents in their resolve to ensure a peaceful election.
The restriction will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The IGP declared that he would be at the forefront of the deployment to ensure that the election is conducted in a peaceful atmosphere.
The restriction, according to Mohammed in the tweets on the police handle, @PoliceNG, would assist the security agencies in effectively policing the electoral process, thereby preventing hoodlums and criminally-minded elements from hijacking and disrupting the electoral process.
He urged the citizens not to entertain any fear but go out en-masse to cast their votes.
“The Police & other security agencies have already put in place adequate security measures to ensure a safe, secure & conducive,” one of the tweets reads.
The police however regretted any inconveniences the restriction might cause the citizens.
The IGP warned that the Force would deal decisively with any individual(s) or group(s) that might want to “test our common will in our resolve to ensure a peaceful election.”
He called on Nigerians to “steer-clear of vote buying, vote selling, hate speeches, circulating fake news, snatching of ballot boxes and other act(s) capable of truncating the people’s will noting that the Force will not hesitate to bring to bear the full weight of the law on anyone who engages in any crime during this period.”