The Delta State Police Command has warned mischief makers to steer clear of the state during the January 6 local government elections.
State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim who gave this caution, also ordered the restriction of vehicular movements in the State from 6:am to 3:pm on the Election Day.
In a statement made available to BigPen Online on Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018, the CP noted that only those on official and emergency duties with valid means of identification as well as the electorates with permanent voters’ cards, going to their registered polling units to cast their votes, will be allowed passage during the restriction order.
While noting that the restriction order is a security measure tailored towards checkmating movement of probable mischief makers and political thugs, the CP warned that any person or group of persons that foment trouble during the exercise will be arrested and prosecuted in line with the provisions of the law.
The CP therefore, advised politicians and their supporters to adhere strictly to the electoral provisions and avoid any conduct that is capable of causing break down of law and order before, during and after the elections.
While regretting the inconvenience the restriction order will cause commuters passing Delta State to other states, the CP enjoined them to take alternative routes or make do with other contingency plans.