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2023 Election: Police Announce Restriction of Movement, Ban Vigilante Groups, Others in Yobe
Yobe State Police Command has announced that there will be a restriction of movement on the 25th February, 2023.
This was disclosed by the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim in a statement issued on Monday.
According to the statement, enforcement of the restriction starts from 6am to 6pm on 25th February, 2023, except for those on essential services, while urging voters to go back to their respective homes after casting their votes and await the declaration of election results.
“It should be noted that quasi-security outfits such as: Vigilante/Hunters groups; YOROTA; Man ‘O’ War; Boys Scout; Boys Brigade; voluntary organizations, as well as other local security groups are exempted from participating in the conduct of the general elections by the Electoral Act 2022.
“Any person(s) found flouting the electoral laws or going about with arms is liable to be apprehended and prosecuted”.
The Commissioner of Police, Haruna G. Garba, while demonstrating his preparedness towards a hitch-free and credible general elections, tasked all police personnel and other law enforcement agencies deployed for the national assignment to respect human rights, extant laws, rules and regulations guiding the conduct of the exercise.
The Police Commissioner also enjoined the good people of Yobe State to cooperate with security personnel and render support to ensure the success of the exercise in the state.
“Accordingly, they are advised to discharge their civic responsibility of reporting any untoward activity that might disrupt the peaceful conduct of the general elections”, he advised.